Daniel Cormier gained himself enough respect in the MMA sphere
After being the first fighter in UFC history to hold the heavyweight and light heavyweight titles simultaneously, UFC gave him another title to mark in time for.
He’s ranked as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.
Just this Wednesday night, UFC officially promoted DC to the top of the mythical pound-for-pound list, putting him in the No. 1 spot after his first round knockout against former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.
DC successfully leapt over some of the most excellent fighters, including flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson who now came second after him.
Proving them all wrong
Cormier is also the second fighter to ever hold two titles simultaneously in the UFC alongside Conor McGregor. Also, DC’s UFC 226 victory earned him an unbeatable record of 14-0 in his heavyweight career.
His victory in the division didn’t surprise most of the fans because it is where he gained a prosperous mixed martial arts career before going down to 205 pounds. He seized the light heavyweight belt against Jon Jones in an overturned decision after “Bones” tested positive for steroids.
Earning himself enough pride, it will be awfully hard to knock the champ-champ out of his top pound-for-pound spot at least for the remaining months of his career. Cormier vowed to retire after turning 40 in March 2019.
The fight that brought him to the top
It is such a momentous victory when Cormier knocked out Miocic, tagged as the greatest heavyweight of all time.
Here’s the complete ranking list of UFC’s pound-for-pound fighters:
1. Daniel Cormier
2. Demetrious Johnson
3. Max Holloway
4. Conor McGregor
5. Georges St. Pierre
6. TJ Dillashaw
7. Stipe Miocic
8. Tyron Woodley
9. Khabib Nurmagomedov
10. Robert Whittaker
11. Cris Cyborg
12. Tony Ferguson
13. Amanda Nunes
14. Cody Garbrandt
15. Rose Namajunas