“This Dude’s Story Has Been Unreal” – Daniel Cormier Praises Israel Adesanya for Displaying Unwavering Confidence in Himself

Published 12/31/2021, 8:17 AM EST


As UFC leaves 2021 behind, everyone is eager to know what 2022 will bring in for the promotion. However, 2021 was a spectacular year, and many shocking things transpired in the octagon. UFC commentator Daniel Cormier invited guests on his YouTube channel where they discussed the sport. Among these guests were also UFC fighters Deron Winn and Jessica Clark.

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At a particular point in the episode of ‘The DC Check-In’, Winn and Cormier spoke about the middleweight champion Israel Adesanya while discussing performances. Winn said, “For even a guy like Izzy, to do like a whole like dance routine… you’re doing a whole dance routine.”

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In response, the former double champ stated, “But that’s how confident he is. That’s how confident Israel Adesanya is in himself and what he can do once he gets in there, that he can put together that entire dance and he told me; the production team told me they’re gonna do it. It took hours for him to do this and figure out exactly how he wanted it done.”

Cormier also pointed out how Adesanya knocked out Robert Whittaker in front of an audience of almost 61,000 and became the champion.

Winn quickly pointed an important aspect and said, “What you say, in the same arena that he was in like four years prior to in the nosebleeds.”

Lastly, Cormier added, “This dude’s story has been unreal.”

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‘The Last Stylebender’ rose to fame because of his unique presence in the ring. He has remained unbeatable in middleweight so far. Polish fighter Jan Blachowicz, however, defeated him in their heavyweight battle. Adesanya will next be seen at UFC 271 defending his title against Robert Whittaker.

Daniel Cormier in 2022

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The retired UFC fighter has received both appreciation and criticism for his commentary in 2021. Nonetheless, he is an important part of the promotion, and his work is well-liked by his fans.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, and Daniel Cormier anchor the broadcast during the UFC 268 event at Madison Square Garden on November 06, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)|Getty Images

UFC enthusiasts hope to see him give some of his best reactions in the booth along with his fellow commentators in 2022 as well.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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