It could’ve been that adventurers around the world were slaying the dark lords in Diablo 3, thereby weakening Josh Barnett, or it could be that Daniel Cormier is just that good. Frighteningly good, and with this convincing victory over The Warmaster the coming out party is complete; Daniel Cormier is a huge problem for anyone at heavyweight or light heavyweight and should be feared accordingly.
From the outset Cormier threw the enchanted anvils he calls fists at the head of Barnett, connecting with loud, audible thuds and smacks. Barnett responded to the relatively small demigod before him with flurries of his own, but gets absolutely outclassed on his feet by the Olympic wrestler. As the fight goes on, Barnett succumbs to a Cormier takedown then eats a few extremely hard elbows, opening up multiple cuts as Barnett bleeds his own blood all over his own face. By the end of the third round he looks like the album cover of some of the bands he listens to. They move on into the championship rounds with more of the same, Barnett refuses to give up and continues to march down Cormier but eats more shots for his tenacity and even gets thrown like a ragdoll by Cormier.
After 25 minutes, Cormier’s hand is raised by Josh Rosenthal and a new heavyweight contender enters the game with Strikeforce HWGP on his resume. Nice Daniel Cormier, very nice.
Click to see some gif highlights of Cormier’s impressive (explosive) performance.