UFC star Sean O’Malley believes Corridor of Fame fighter turned widespread commentator, Daniel Cormier desires to see him lose as a result of he reminds ‘DC’ of Jon Jones, somebody he might by no means beat.
‘Sugar’ was just lately interviewed by Cormier forward of his struggle towards Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276 on July 2 and in the course of the dialog O’Malley expressed his frustration about how the previous dual-weight champion calls his fights.
The 27-year-old believes Cormier and his commentary companion Joe Rogan put an excessive amount of emphasis on his lone UFC profession loss, a first-round TKO defeat towards Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera in 2020.
Cormier defended his commentary, claiming that he was simply calling O’Malley’s fights to the most effective of his skill and the dialog got here to an amicable finish.
Since then, O’Malley has come up his personal principle about why Cormier has an issue with him, and apparently, it’s all to do together with his likeness to arguably the best fighter of all time.
“I feel DC and I get alongside, however it’s what it’s. I feel he actually, deep down, desires to see me lose. For no matter it’s,” he stated on the BrOMalley podcast.
“I already stated it, it’s as a result of I remind him of Jon Jones as a result of I’m 6’6. DC desires to see me lose. It’s okay, I’m not mad about it, I get it. I’d need to see me lose too, you recognize what I imply?”
Cormier and Jones shared some of the intense rivalries in UFC historical past.
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The pair first fought in 2014, in an in depth and aggressive struggle that Jones walked away from with a unanimous determination victory.
After the struggle, ‘Bones’ spiralled as he examined constructive for cocaine, and was concerned in a hit-and-run incident earlier than being stripped of his 205lb UFC belt.
In his absence, Cormier established himself as the most effective light-heavyweight fighter on the planet earlier than they ultimately rematched at UFC 214 in 2017.
On this event, Jones dropped Cormier with a head-kick earlier than knocking him out chilly to start his second stint as UFC champion.
‘DC’ was in tears throughout his post-fight interview and suffered ruthless trolling from his opponent for this within the years following their struggle that was ultimately overturned to a no-contest as Jones examined constructive for a turinabol metabolite.