“I Have to Take Sobriety Test”- Daniel Cormier Says Things Have Changed at UFC Since His Drunk Tweets

Published 08/21/2021, 9:44 PM EDT


Former two-division UFC champion, Daniel Cormier, is on broadcasting duties at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs Gastelum. While broadcasting, Cormier revealed a piece of big news, stating that he will have to go through a sobriety test from now on before doing his commentary duties.

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Cormier recently arrived drunk at a UFC event. As that didn’t go by unpunished, ‘DC’ will now have to go through tests before sitting on the desk. “Since that series of tweets I have to take sobriety test before every single event ! I’m glad you’re worried about me and my drinking problem,” wrote DC.

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A while ago Conor McGregor lashed out at Cormier too. The latter arrived at a UFC 264 pre-fight media event a little tipsy. According to McGregor, that was unprofessional on DC’s part.

Cormier is now retired from competition, but he is hands down one of the best analysts there is right now. So, his presence is always a treat for the fans. Maybe he lets himself go from time to time now as he is enjoying life post-retirement.

Daniel Cormier is on duty for UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs Gastelum

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Two top 10 middleweights in Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum headline the Fight Night card. Given their rankings, the winner of this fight can certainly make a case for a title eliminator next. Cormier is on board for this intriguing event as well.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 17: Daniel Cormier is interviewed after his TKO loss to Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 241 event at the Honda Center on August 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The card has gotten off to an exciting start with 4 finishes in the first 5 fights. 3 T/KO and 1 submission finish have got the fans excited about the upcoming fights. The likes of Brandon Royval, Clay Guida, and of course the middleweight stars are yet to make the walk to the Octagon. Hence, if the early signs are anything to go by, UFC faithful are in for a show as the fights unfold.

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However, in the future, Daniel  Cormier will have to stay on his toes as he would have to get tested ahead of every event. What do you make of Cormier‘s revelation? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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