Daniel Cormier skipped out on commentating on UFC 284 for undisclosed reasons. Previously, Cormier was repeatedly slammed with accusations of bias when it comes to commentating on bouts featuring guys from the American Kickboxing Academy, the team he used to train with.
It seems like Cormier is taking a more nuanced approach to UFC 284. Former UFC double champion gave an interesting take on an unanimous decision win Makhachev scored over the then Pound for Pound king of the UFC, Alex Volkanovski.
Volkanovski put on a great performance, neutralizing Makhachev’s submission game. In turn, Makhachev proved that his striking could withstand going against an elite striker. The general consensus is that neither party lost anything in the clash.
But there were fans that were disappointed including UFC commentator Joe Rogan who was convinced Volkanovski had won.
Cormier had a more delicate take, insisting that the judge who scored the bout 49-46 for Makhachev might’ve overshot for Makhachev.
“That was a bad scorecard. 3-2 Volk lost nothing tonight. He fought better than anyone thought he could. He is as good as anyone at any weight in the world. Great fight overall” – Cormier wrote.
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