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Cormier is the latest living legend to put his mark on Kobe Bryant’s series.
Daniel Cormier is really cementing himself as the greatest mixed martial artist in UFC history.
Aside from being a two-weight division champion, at one time simultaneously, Cormier is also a color commentator for UFC broadcasts.
Now, Cormier brings his mind for breaking down fight film to ESPN+ for the show Detail.
The show was created by former NBA champion, Kobe Bryant to try and take people into the minds of the all-time greats of their respective sports as they are watching film of today’s athletes. As Bryant indicated in a Washington Post article, “the show isn’t for the faint of heart; there is no introduction and there are no breaks. It is 22 minutes of film study.
For Cormier’s first one he takes an in-depth look at UFC bantamweight and featherweight champion, Amanda Nunes. The episode comes ahead of her women’s bantamweight title defense against Holly Holm in the co-main event of UFC 239 on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Detail, Cormier explained, is for the hard-core fans and the current and future fighters who are trying to up their game.
Kobe Bryant does NBA breakdowns for Detail; Peyton Manning does NFL breakdowns for Detail. And now, Cormier will be the one bringing viewers his extensive knowledge of breaking down tape of mixed martial arts.
The Nunes show is the first of five episodes he’s taped.
Is Cormier The GOAT?
While Jon Jones is widely considered the best mixed martial artist of all time, there is a case to be made for Cormier. He was the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champ before entering the UFC. He has beaten everyone from Antonio “Big Foot” Silva and Josh Barnett to Stipe Miocic and stopped the hype train of Derrick “The Beast” Lewis.
At 40 years old, his August 17th rematch with Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 might be his last outing in the cage. However, with his only loss coming at the hands of Jon Jones, the second loss to Jones was overturned for a positive steroid test, is Cormier the greatest MMA fighter ever?
His inclusion with Detail certainly confirms his status as one of the sports best if not the best.