Daniel Cormier Talks About The Backlash From Wrestling Star Over Critical Tweet

Daniel Cormier is a light heavyweight champion and Olympic wrestler, and he’s got the scars to prove it. He likes his wrestling with long hammerlocks and potential spinal injuries. He’s a man that has no use for Ring of Honor or the Young Bucks and their high-flying wrestling. In other words, Cormier seems to hate spot-fests, or at least that common knock on indie wrestling at the moment, usually led by the Jims Cornette of the world.

And it was all started by UFC heavyweight Chase Sherman.

A video was distributed of some acrobatic spots featuring The Young Bucks, Matt and Nick Jackson, from a recent ROH event. Evidently, Sherman wasn’t a fan.


During the match, there were some high spots including hurricanranas and drop kicks.

Cormier sounded off on the spot by writing the following on his official Twitter account:

“@philbaroni this is actually pathetic. This is what people wanna see? Go to a god dang gymnastics competition. Suplex, bodyslam, piledriver do some old school wrestling man. DDT, I remember when the frankensteiner was the most you’d ever see someone flip. I say Boo to this BS.”

That led to Cody Rhodes and other Ring of Honor wrestlers calling him out on his diss, with Rhodes laying it on thick.

“It’s not pathetic. The paying audience enjoyed it. UFC is thriving, and pro-wrestling has been going strong since 1920…besides most of y’all ask hunter for a job when the wheels fall off anyway, and most are on the comp list at staples…so lay the f*ck off.”

Here’s DC’s response to that, in which he seems to threaten Rhodes?

“I do ask for comps, I am a fan, I didn’t say anything about anything but that sequence of the match. Just be very careful bud! I’ve been a fan of urs too but be very careful. Lay off the cuss words it’s not that serious. And I won’t need a job. I’ll be good.”

Considering his love for working stiff, you’d think DC would be throwing out gifs of Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada, but he’s not. Instead, he’s going to the older, slower-paced years of wrestling that he grew up with. His opinion is just that — an opinion. And it’s tinted by nostalgia.

Cormier gave his side of the situation during Monday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio.

“Listen, I’m a big-time wrestling guy,” Cormier said. “Like, I like watching that shit, and I know a lot people make fun of me for it. But I didn’t like that sequence of the match, and I’m going to say it. And if I want to say it on my Twitter, I’m going to say it on my Twitter. All those guys get all butt-hurt about it, and I’m like, ‘Hey, guys, not everybody is going to like everything you freaking do, so shut up.’ I told Cody Roades to lay off the swear words, because then when you start cussing like that, you’re pretending to be serious. And you don’t want to be serious with me.”

Cormier will return to the Octagon next month when he defends his title against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220.

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