DC: ‘There’s No Tension Between AKA And Dana White’

Daniel Cormier interview

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UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is in a little bit of a pickle. He’s apart of American Kickboxing Academy, or AKA for short. That’s his team and those are his training partners.

He’s also obviously the UFC champ and works as a UFC analyst on FOX Sports. So when his teammates Josh Koscheck and Josh Thomson jump ship and take their talents to Bellator MMA and say some not so flattering things about their former promotion, things could get a little weird for the champ.

Although, he told MMAJunkie that there actually is no tension with the gym and the UFC or Dana White.

“If you look at Koscheck’s statements, and he’ll say, ‘I have no beef with the UFC. So it’s kind of weird. It’s almost like he says things and he almost takes them back. I don’t think there’s any issues. I don’t really speak to those guys on their business issues like that.

“I think the majority of it comes down to money and opportunity. But if you think about our gym, a lot of us have a great relationship with the UFC – Cain Velasquez, Luke Rockhold, Khabib Numagomedov – and we’re all at different points of our career.”

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