Daniel Cormier has traveled a long way \u2013 from cute lovable Strikeforce bunny to the serious titleholder who gets booed by respected elder statesman. A pretty strange thing, if we consider DC is a devoted Catholic who trains and minds his own business. The crowd simply loves Daniel Cormier these days! Just remember those wonderful ovations during UFC 220 title defense match versus Volkan Oezdemir \u2013 \u201cLet\u2019s go DC!\u201d was echoing like a machine gun. And then the ovations he received at Brooklyn\u2019s Barclays Center during UFC 25th anniversary press conference. Is DC using some kind of magic to make people love him? Daniel Cormier gave a short opinion about why the crowd has started loving him so much. The point is that Cormier looks completely stunned and surprised! (via MMAFighting.com) \u201cI don\u2019t know what I did,\u201d Cormier said during a media tour promoting The Ultimate Fighter 27 on Tuesday. \u201cI didn\u2019t really do anything. I did the exact same thing. They decide when they like you and when they don\u2019t.\u201d The fans began turning on Cormier during his beef with Jon Bones Jones. DC decided to take the ball and run with it. \u201cWhen I went out there that first time and they booed me with Jon , I just played the bad guy,\u201d Cormier said. \u201cI will say all the stuff you hate me saying. You hate that I make fun of for his addictions? I will say every one of those addictions and I\u2019ll list them all out. Before it was like, I don\u2019t think they\u2019ll boo me for it. Okay, you\u2019ll boo me for it? You don\u2019t like that? I\u2019d kind of feel out what people liked and didn\u2019t like. And the things I got the most hate, on Twitter, I would start to say it in public. If you want me to be your bad guy, I\u2019ll be your bad guy. I just kind of gauge it.\u201d Daniel Cormier is far from the fan of trash-talking, but he is highly aware that playing the hype game while retaining authenticity is a fine line. The confrontation with Jones definitively helped him earn big paydays. But Cormier had to pretend that he hates Stipe Miocic, a current UFC Heavyweight Title holder whom he met at UFC 226? Nobody is going to fall for that story! \u201cIf it\u2019s not genuine, people can see through that,\u201d Cormier said. \u201cIf I start putting on that I hate Stipe Miocic, after going to Cleveland and doing a show on him and being around him and being friends with him, all of a sudden I hate him, people will be like \u2018what, that makes no sense.\u2019 That might actually turn people off from watching the fight, \u2018this is too fake I can\u2019t deal with it.\u2019 I want to give a true accounting of what I am and what Stipe and I\u2019s relationship truly is.\u201d Looks like fans decided they love DC again. He is going to go with the flow. Too much thinking might waste his energy, and Stipe Miocic is a very dangerous opponent. \u201cPeople just decide what they want to do,\u201d Cormier said. \u201cGoing into the Jones fight, it was all boos. And then going into Boston, it was all cheers. Then when I went to that press conference in Brooklyn, cheers. They put me on the camera and for the first time, people yelled positive stuff. Usually, they just boo me. I didn\u2019t care. I just get used to it.\u201d The only thing that DC cares about is that something is happening. People react. Being cheered is better than getting booed, but being ignored is the worst thing possible. \u201cYou\u2019re never going to tell people how to feel,\u201d Cormier said. \u201cI used to try to do that. If you told me there\u2019s something you don\u2019t like, I\u2019m going to harp on that thing. I want a reaction. Whether it is positive or negative, I just want you to not be indifferent. As long as you care, that\u2019s good.\u201d Looks like things are turning from good to excellent for DC. Is he going to make a world-class surprise and dethrone Stipe Miocic?