Daniel Cormier is on the Khamzat Chimaev hype express and decided to wrestle him in a hotel
Khamzat Chimaev had recently spoken about fighting heavyweights but he decided to wrestle one in Daniel Cormier.
The pair are in Abu Dhabi as part of the latest UFC Fight Island event. Chimaev isn’t there to fight but he has been talking up his game.
Cormier, a former Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight champion, recently retired from the spot. However, he is still working with the UFC as a commentator and should perform this role this weekend too.
DC, as Cormier is known, has spoken highly of the undefeated Chimaev, and the pair had a playful session in the hotel lobby.
Chimaev might be a couple of divisions lower than the Light Heavyweight one, but he seemed to hold his own against an accomplished wrestler like Cormier.
(via redfurymma_official/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/jMMDb83AeZ
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 17, 2020
Cormier had represented the United States in the Olympics. However, he might have taken it easy against Chimaev too.
Fans believe Cormier took it easy
While Chimaev and DC shook hands after the little sparring session, it sent Twitter into orbit.
Chimaev is 9-0 in his MMA career and is searching for his fourth UFC fight. However, there is no confirmation of who his next opponent is.
The 26-year-old has called out several stars but not many have accepted the challenge. Chris Weidman wants to fight in January 2021 but Chimaev wants someone this year.
Darren Till is another star who Chimaev had called out while Neil Magny was one of the few that actually called the Swede out.
Chimaev is one of the hose Chechen stars that knows how to wrestle thanks to his background. However, DC could have taken him out of the lobby with the right move.
Some were impressed with some of Chimaev’s moves. However, most of the UFC fans claimed that DC could have destroyed the Swede and here are some of their reactions:
did we watch the same video? DC couldve launched him into orbit
— a (@reatzyyyy) October 17, 2020
I don’t think so! Dc is great wrestler but you shouldn’t underestimate this guy with that kind of beard!. There he comes from they as hard as rock!.
— Devrim (@bloodmoon5646) October 17, 2020
He's got the skills AND the attitude to become a star!
— UnitedKZ (@MMA_Einar) October 17, 2020
I think DC was suprised at how strong he really is.
— 〽️ U N C H NEWS (@MUNCHmma) October 17, 2020
— Brandon York (@bwy233) October 17, 2020
Just like he did @JonnyBones 🤣🤣🤣💀
— Mark King (@themarkking2) October 17, 2020
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