Daniel Cormier thinks Anderson Silva was better than Paul: “If he was more active, he would have won”

Daniel Cormier is a former two-division champion of the UFC. He has long since moved on from his days of competing inside the octagon.

However, he still maintains his involvement in the sport. This is by working as an analyst for ESPN and also providing commentary for a number of different events.

Social media phenomenon turned boxer Jake Paul competed against legendary mixed martial artist Anderson Silva and defeated him over the weekend.

This was the ultimate test that many including Dana White and Anthony Smith wanted Jake Paul to take as far back as last year.

Paul won by a unanimous decision. Which was his most impressive victory to date in his professional career.

Daniel Cormier discussed Paul’s victory over Silva on a recent episode of the “DC & RC” show. According to Cormier, Silva demonstrated he was the superior fighter. But a crucial mistake lost him the victory.

“I thought that Jake Paul showed a lot of heart. Anderson Silva fought valiantly. But you know what sucked? I felt like Anderson did what he is known to do, and it’s a bit of his MO.”

Cormier said. “If he was more active, he would have won but he just wasn’t. There were a lot of spots in the fight where lack of activity cost him.”

“He gave away some rounds to Jake Paul early because he just didn’t do enough. When he put his foot on the gas, you saw he was the better fighter, Anderson Silva.”

He continued. “But he just did not put the gas enough to win the fight and then he got dropped in the last round.”

With a late knockdown of Anderson Silva and a controversial unanimous decision victory, Paul moved to 6-0 and remains undefeated in his career.