For years, we’ve watch Joe Rogans big veiny head scream at us in video packages before UFC fight cards, hyping us up for the match-ups. It’s become a nostalgic part of the UFC experience, just like that “Face the Pain” song. This time though, Joe Rogan has been swapped out for none other than the UFC light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier. He’s been doing his commentary and desk gigs long enough to be put into the spotlight and seems pretty pumped about it. He even got some pointers from Rogan himself.
“I’ve seen these for years and now to get to do a fight preview is awesome. When you pay attention you will be surprised how much you can learn. Thanks @joerogan for all the help. DC #brunsonvsmachida Saturday on @fs1” – Daniel Cormer on his official Instagram.
Daniel Cormier can be seen above and below, talking about this weekend’s UFC Sao Paulo card. MMA legend Lyoto Machida will be returning for the first time since being knocked out by Yoel Romero back in 2015 due to an anti-doping violation. He’ll look to make a statement against the six-years younger Derek Brunson, who’ll look to keep moving up from his seventh position in the UFC middleweight rankings. Another prominent match on the card is brash welterweight contender Colby Covington, taking on the previous welterweight title challenge in jiu jitsu wizard Demian Maia.
UFC Fight Night 119 Main Card
Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson
Colby Covington vs. Demian Maia
Rob Font vs. Pedro Munhoz
Jim Miller vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Jack Hermansson vs. Thiago Santos
John Lineker vs. Marlon Vera
UFC Fight Night 119 Undercard
Niko Price vs. Vicente Luque
Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Jack Marshman
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Max Griffin
Fight Pass Prelims
Jarred Brooks vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
Christian Colombo vs. Marcelo Golm
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/25/2017.