Following his historic win at UFC 226, Daniel Cormier made a strong case for himself to be called the greatest of all time, as he is holding two UFC championships simultaneously.
So who should be considered GOAT? You have to be free of performance enhancement drugs to be qualified for Greatest Of All Time debate.
Cormier during his interview with Slip ‘N Dip podcast, ‘DC’ named two fellow fighters to which he believes these two should be considered the GOAT alongside him, Demetrious Johnson and Georges St-Pierre.
Cormier excludes the Jon Jones and Anderson Silva due to their troubled drug history. (Via MMAMania)
“Demetrius, Georges St-Pierre, these guys have none of these bad things tied to their names and these are the guys I should share the conversation with, I’ve never had any negatives and I’ve never had to go in front of any commission and explain why my test came up messed up. That’s why I should be in the conversation because I’ve done things the correct way.”
To Cormier, Anderson Silva, who like Jones cheated twice, is also on the sidelines.
Former UFC middleweight champion that many consider the best fighter ever to step inside the Octagon, recently resolve his issues with USADA and eligible to return by the end of this year. On Cormier’s comment, Silva slam ‘crazy’ Cormier for GOAT snub:
“When you talk about people, you need to be careful because you never know about your life,” Silva told CBS Sports. “You never know about your future. I think Daniel is very lucky and completely lucky because never beating Jon Jones, of course, because Jon Jones in my opinion is the best fighter at 205. I respect Danny, but when he is talking about me and Jon Jones, he’s completely crazy because Jon Jones is the best fighter.”
We agree to some extent what DC said about Jones and Silva, but it’s also hard to deny what both fighters have achieved inside the octagon throughout their UFC careers as well.
Silva met Cormier back in 2016 at UFC 200, when Jones pulled out due to injury, and Cormier went on to won via dull decision.
Silva and Jones are currently serving their respective suspensions for their failed drug test in 2017.