Daniel Cormier earned arguably the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career at last weekend’s UFC 226 event in Las Vegas when he stopped Stipe Miocic in the very first-round of their highly anticipated title fight.
With his historic win at UFC 226, Daniel Cormier joined a group of fellow octagon legends in Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre as the only fighters to have ever captured UFC titles in two different weight classes.
If that wasn’t impressive enough, Daniel Cormier also became only the second fighter in UFC history to hold two of the promotions belts simultaneously.
The first fighter to reach the aforementioned feet was of course current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who captured the promotions 155-pound title in November of 2016 when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in the second-round of their event headliner in New York.
The Irish superstar, McGregor, has since been stripped of both his featherweight and lightweight titles due to inactivity.
As for the newly crowned “champ champ”, Daniel Cormier is very keen on staying active. In fact, “DC” already has his sites set on a possible light heavyweight title fight with MMA legend Shogun Rua, as well as a future heavyweight clash with former “Baddest Man on the Planet” Brock Lesnar.
Daniel Cormier recently took to Twitter where he showed off his spectacular collection of mixed martial arts belts which now contains the UFC heavyweight championship of the world.
I put this photo up 3 years ago after I beat rumble to claim my first @Ufc title. I was so proud, I’ve gotta say it’s been 3 big big years. Check out my upgrade. My goodness it’s been crazy. I’m a lucky man! #6xufcchamp #strikeforcechamp #kotcchamp #xmmachamp #p4p1 pic.twitter.com/AdAoLhEIZO
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 14, 2018
Cormier has defeated a handful of talented fighters during his time at light heavyweight including Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (2x), Alexander Gustafsson, Anderson Silva, Patrick Cummins and Dan Henderson.
The long time American Kickboxing Academy member, Cormier, also holds some impressive heavyweight victories over Frank Mir, Josh Barnett, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and of course most recently Stipe Miocic.
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