Daniel Cormier Wins Inaugural ESPY For MMA Fighter Of The Year
Daniel Cormier has had one of the greatest careers in all of MMA. However, now he gets to add yet another trophy to the shelf.
Cormier has a list of accolades longer than most’s. On one hand, he was an Olympic wrestler. On the other hand, he was a UFC champ-champ. DC is one of the greatest athletes of all time. Now, he gets to add a very special title to that list: the first person to win the ESPY MMA Fighter Of The Year.
Additionally, Cormier was awarded this honor tonight (Wednesday July 10, 2019). It was ESPN’s first time adding an MMA category to their annual awards.
DC took to Instagram, to give a lengthy thank-you message.
“Tonight I won the ESPY for the best mma fighter, this is insane. I never would have thought I would ever get nominated for something like this. I have a great support system and they’re the reason things like this happen. Salina, you’re the glue that keeps this family rolling. To @crazybobcook and @dewaynezinkinyou guys have been the best managers I could ever ask for. @akajav the best Head Coach in the business, @rosendo_sanchez , @slikbxr ,@camacho100, @leandrovbteam there is no staff in mma that compares.
To my partners each and every one of you have built me from the ground up, special shout out to @officialcainvelasquez and @lukerockhold my brothers who have been there every step of the way. Cassandra and Heidi, all you do is recognized and appreciated greatly, I promise. All my competitors, I appreciate every one of you. The Jones rivalry has stood out above em all and have helped me to gain popularity that many people can’t imagine. And you the fans, you’ve loved me, cheered me and boo’d me, but you cared. It takes a village, I’m just a kid from the Northside of Lafayette, Louisiana. Amazing. Thank you all. I love you DC”
These are beautiful words, coming from Daniel Cormier.
Although he was going against the likes of Henry Cejudo, Amanda Nunes, and Israel Adesanya, few people deserved this more than he. Additionally, Cormier is scheduled to face Stipe Miocic, in what could potentially be his final fight, at UFC 242.