Former two-division UFC world champion Daniel Cormier isn’t above taking down a little kid if it means protecting his own from a bully.
That’s exactly what ‘DC’ did according to the man himself. In a recent interview clip shared by Patrick St-Pierre on Twitter, Cormier, a UFC Hall of Famer and broadcast team member, knocked a little girl to the ground after he observed the child in question picking on his son, Daniel Jr.
“I pushed a girl down one time,” Cormier said without hesitation. “I’m sorry, but I’m gonna tell you the truth. When I was fighting, I was wired a little different,” Cormier said. “Little girl kept beating on Daniel at Bob and Cassandra’s house for an Easter party. She pushed him down so I pushed her down. ‘Do you like that?’“
— Patrick St-Pierre (@patrickallsyms) July 21, 2023
As it turns out, ‘DC’ was far from done telling tales of his encounters with unruly children. Cormier offered up another incident where he nearly had to break out his heavy hands and world-class wrestling on a parent that failed to properly reprimand their child at a local park.
“Listen to this. There was a little boy at a park when Daniel was like four years old,” Cormier continued. “We’re going up and down the slide, right? The little dude don’t want to wait his turn,” Cormier continued. “He keeps pushing everybody. So I tell the dude, I go to the dude’s father and I was like,’ Hey, if your kid pushes my kid one more time, I’m gonna push your a** down.’
“He was like, ‘What?’ I was like, ‘Man, get your kid under control. If he pushes him one more time, I’m gonna push you down.’ Dude left. He grabbed his kid and left. I was like, ‘Hell yeah. Grab your kid and leave.’ You better leave.”
Let that be a warning to every parent out there. When your child comes out to play with Cormier’s kids, they better come correct or you might have to deal with repercussions.