Daniel Cormier Says Anderson Silva Could’ve Beat Jake Paul: ‘He Was the Better Fighter’

"DC" believes a lack of activity cost "The Spider" the fight against Paul & "The Nigerian Nightmare" reflects on his work in Black Panther 2

Daniel Cormier, Jake Paul
Credit: Daniel Cormier, Jake Paul (via Instagram)
  • Daniel Cormier says Anderson Silva could have defeated Jake Paul if he was more active
  • Kamaru Usman reflected on his experience working in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier has long moved on from his days of competing inside the octagon. He stays active in the sport as an analyst for ESPN and also serves as a commentator for some events. This past Saturday, social media sensation turned boxer Paul took on iconic mixed martial artist Silva in the headlining match at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Paul pulled off the biggest win of his career and scored a unanimous decision win.

Daniel Cormier argues Anderson Silva could’ve won against Jake Paul

In a recent episode of “DC & RC” show, Daniel Cormier shared his thoughts on Paul’s victory over Silva. Cormier believes Silva proved he was the better fighter but a key error on his part cost him the result.

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

Kamaru Usman talks about the influence of Chadwick Boseman on the sets of Black Panther 2

While talking about his time on the production sets of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, set for release on Nov. 11, former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman talked about the touch the late Chadwick Boseman had on the movie.

“It was just the whole energy, the whole life of the movie. On the set while shooting it was an emotional journey for all those actors and actresses that were there on the set. I wasn’t around for the first movie but being a part of the second one you got to see how much he meant to the movie and how much he had his hands in the making of the movie.

“It was very emotional; shooting some of the scenes, there were some tough days on set with some of the actors and actresses because they were so connected to him and everything that he meant to the franchise. They did a great job of really paying homage to the late great Chad.”

Usman is expected to face the reigning 170-pound king Leon Edwards in an immediate title rematch early next year.

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