“More powerful than I thought” – Daniel Cormier reacts after Khabib Nurmagomedov inducts former champ into special UFC list

Daniel Cormier became the latest UFC fighter to get a 5-star rating in EA Sports UFC 4

Daniel Cormier became the latest fighter to get a 5-star rating on EA Sports UFC 4 and Khabib Nurmagomedov was there to break the news

UFC 260 had a lot of eyeballs on it with Stipe Miocic defending his title against Francis Ngannou.

Many analysts tried to predict the outcome but some had more experience of knowing what Miocic can do in the Octagon.

Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic was the main event at UFC 252
Daniel Cormier (L) punches Stipe Miocic in their UFC heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 252 event (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Daniel Cormier would know the most about Miocic’s plans in the Octagon. DC fought Miocic thrice and even took the belt off him. However, his final fight against Miocic didn’t go as planned as DC lost that.

Cormier has become an analyst and commentator full-time now but had a special guest during the UFC 260 weigh-in show.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, who officially retired recently, joined his training partner, DC and surprised him with a gift.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is now a UFC coach
Khabib Nurmagomedov was in the corner of Abubakar at UFC 260 (UFC Twitter)

The Eagle confirmed that Cormier was the latest fighter to get the 5-star rating on EA Sports UFC 4. He also gave DC a special medal that only five-star UFC stars got:

“This is your five star. I think you deserve this.”

DC looked shocked and excited with the news and kept egging to learn what Khabib’s rating was:

“You are now today, even more powerful than I even thought.

“Five stars? What about you? How many you?”

Cormier is one of the adjusters for the game and it would be crazy for him to give himself a 5-star rating.

Khabib giving it to him was one great moment during the weigh-ins and DC now joins some elite company.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier all at the top of UFC 4

Cormier wasn’t sure of his 5-star rating after the last fight and he opened up about it too:

“I thought when I lose the last fight, I was never getting the five stars.”

The former Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion further claimed he was happy to get this accolade and he joins a quality list of stars.

Francis Ngannou got a huge Ko win over Stipe Miocic at UFC 260
Francis Ngannou defeated Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 (UFC Twitter)

Jon Jones, Khabib, Amanda Nunes, Max Holloway, Valentina Shevchenko, Kamaru Usman and Israel Adesanya are the other UFC stars with a 5-star rating.

Khabib handing it to DC was a great moment to start UFC 260, and the even delivered as Ngannou became the new Heavyweight Champion after a great KO win over Miocic.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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