Daniel Cormier Discusses ‘Very Competitive’ Wrestling Sessions with Cain Velasquez

By Sherdog.com Staff Oct 5, 2012
Daniel Cormier, on “Beatdown,” discussing how his wrestling training sessions go with American Kickboxing Academy teammate Cain Velasquez:

“It’s pretty close. It’s pretty close now. It’s pretty close. ... It’s very competitive. Cain’s a good wrestler. It’s not like he’s just some guy with average wrestling skill. If he would have continued to wrestle post-college, I think he would have been one of the guys that was in the mix to make an Olympic team. He’s a very good wrestler, and being that we have wrestled so much, things change. When you wrestle a guy that much, it’s really hard to even score a takedown sometimes. Sometimes I can’t even get a takedown through the whole day of training. It’s very hard. Sometimes we’ll wrestle five-minute rounds, and there will be no takedowns. Outside of him being extremely intense and the pace that he wrestles at is so high, he’s a very, very good wrestler. Good technically and strong and big.”

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