Daniel Cormier is anything but unbiased. Despite his UFC employment Cormier does nothing to hide his bias when he commentates events.
Daniel Cormier’s commentary skills have often been criticized. Most recently one of his colleagues in the commentary booth – Dominic Cruz said he’d prefer to mute Cormier.
“When it comes to ‘DC,’ I usually mute it. I love DC, he’s my friend, but to me, from my experience, he doesn’t do the homework. He wants to get in and out, get the job done, make his money, and I think he cares about us but it’s just different. He doesn’t do the preparation from my experience.”
And on top of that, Cormier often champions fighters from American Kickboxing Academy – his own club. Notable AKA alumni are Luke Rockhold, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Cain Velasquez and more.
Last night Cormier was commentating on the event featuring Phil Hawes against Deron Winn. Just moments after the bout concluded – during a commercial break Hawes told off Cormier for how he was treated.
Hawes finished Deron Winn with a second round KO.
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Hawes went so far as to challenge Cormier to a fight. He told the commentator, “I’ll cool off and next week you can fight me.”
Cormier urged him to be respectful.
Referee Herb Dean got in between the two smelling trouble.
Cormier was reluctant to back off and offered a meek explanation that he’s not the match maker – which everyone knows.
Hawes didn’t dwell on the exchange afterwards and had the following to say during the press conference:
“It’s just a misunderstanding on my behalf, you know, ’cause ‘DC’ is such a role model to me. You know what I mean? Two-weight world champion and just a freaking stellar dude. So there was a little miscommunication, wrong place, wrong time. I apologize, ‘DC’. Don’t beat me up.”