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“Playing with a child”, “Could have launched that dude into orbit” – UFC fans claim Daniel Cormier took it easy when trying to wrestle Khamzat Chimaev

Khamzat Chimaev and Daniel Cormier decided to wrestle in a hotel
Khamzat Chimaev and Daniel Cormier met in a hotel in Abu Dhabi

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.

Daniel Cormier is training hard for clash against Stipe Miocic
Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic 3 will take place on 15 August (Instagram)

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.

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.

Khamzat Chimaev against Gerald Meerschaert ended in a quick knockout
Khamzat Chimaev of Chechnya punches Gerald Meerschaert in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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:

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