Daniel Cormier's Blogs

  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 184: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano - It's the biggest night in women's UFC history as female athletes get top and co-main billing. Women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defends her crown for the fifth time, this time against No. 1 contender Cat Zingano.

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Bitter Rivals - Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Rousey vs. Tate - Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Ronda Rousey - Ronda Rousey discusses being a pioneer in her sport.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Embedded
    Rousey v Holm

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann - In the main event, dominant bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, an Olympic bronze medalist in judo, seeks to defend her title against Sara McMann, an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling. Plus, Daniel Cormier makes his light heavyweight debut.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche - The first women's fight in UFC history.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Uncompromising
    Ronda Rousey - After completing her Olympic judo career, Ronda Rousey chose to break down gender barrier to become the female face of the UFC, becoming the first and only woman bantamweight world champion with a still undefeated record.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Embedded
    Rousey v Holm

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Rousey vs. Tate - Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Belfort vs. Henderson 3 – Prelims Chas Skelly vs. Kevin Souza, featherweight bout; Thiago Tavares vs. Clay Guida, featherweight bout; Johnny Case vs. Yan Cabral, lightweight bout; Abel Trujillo vs. Gleison Tibau, lightweight bout. From Sau Paulo, Brazil.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Embedded
    Rousey vs. Holm

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Mental Breakdown - Two members of Team Faber come face to face in a drunken confrontation at the house. An explosive and highly anticipated American fighter steps into the octagon to face off against a very tough European opponent in the sixth preliminary fight.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Heart Is Not Enough

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Heart Is Not Enough

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche - The first women's fight in UFC history.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed UFC Women's Bantamweights

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Embedded Ronda Rousey v Holly Holm

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Breaking Ground: Ronda Rousey The rise of the first female champion in UFC history.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Embedded Ronda Rousey v Holly Holm

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate - Enhanced coverage of classic bout between female fighters.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night Belfort vs. Henderson 3 - Piotr Hallman vs. Alex Oliveira, lightweight bout; Anthony Birchak vs. Thomas Almeida, bantamweight bout; Patrick Cummins vs. Glover Teixeira, light heavyweight bout; Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson, middleweight bout. From Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Uncompromising Ronda Rousey - After completing her Olympic judo career, Ronda Rousey chose to break down gender barrier to become the female face of the UFC, becoming the first and only woman bantamweight world champion with a still undefeated record.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Embedded Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann - In the main event, dominant bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, an Olympic bronze medalist in judo, seeks to defend her title against Sara McMann, an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling. Plus, Daniel Cormier makes his light heavyweight debut.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage Bitter Rivals - Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage Bitter Rivals - Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Uncompromising Ronda Rousey - After completing her Olympic judo career, Ronda Rousey chose to break down gender barrier to become the female face of the UFC, becoming the first and only woman bantamweight world champion with a still undefeated record.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing Premier Boxing Champions: Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. vs. Karim Guerfi

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage Bitter Rivals - Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event UFC 168: Rousey vs. Tate - Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Embedded Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage Bitter Rivals - Part 2 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage Bitter Rivals - Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC Middleweights & Light Heavyweights - Kenda Perez hosts as the biggest names in MMA showcase their skills in the WEC Octagon. With Chael Sonnen, Mark Munoz, Brian Stann and more.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event UFC 139: Rua vs. Henderson - Former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio Shogun Rua headlined UFC 139 in a five-round war that proved to be one of the greatest fights of all time. Go inside their training and then watch the 2011 instant classic between two MMA legends.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1 Joanna Jedrzejczyk - UFC Strawweight Champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, talks about how she became one of the most beloved Champions of the UFC.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1 Joanna Jedrzejczyk - UFC Strawweight Champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, talks about how she became one of the most beloved Champions of the UFC.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Mental Breakdown - Two members of Team Faber come face to face in a drunken confrontation at the house. An explosive and highly anticipated American fighter steps into the octagon to face off against a very tough European opponent in the sixth preliminary fight.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Middleweights - Fights from the best 185-pound fighters in the world. With Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Ronaldo Souza.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Epic Knockouts from the UFC

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Rua vs. Henderson - Former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio Shogun Rua headlined UFC 139 in a five-round war that proved to be one of the greatest fights of all time. Go inside their training and then watch the 2011 instant classic between two MMA legends.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 5: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Just Do Something - The pressure of the competition starts to weigh on one of the fighters as Urijah and Conor prepare for the fourth preliminary fight featuring two hungry young competitors. Both teams get a chance to relax during a night out with the coaches.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson - Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans meets Dan Henderson in what both hope is a quest for title contention. Plus, heavyweights Roy Nelson and Stipe Miocic square off.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama - Former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz get a rematch of their 2007 bout. In the co-main event. Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama. See how the fighters prepared, then watch the action unfold on Main Event: UFC 133.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Joanna Jedrzejczyk - UFC Strawweight Champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, talks about how she became one of the most beloved Champions of the UFC.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Epic Knockouts from the UFC

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Bitter Rivals - Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Bitter Rivals - Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni - We bring you exciting finishes from the top-tier fighters who first made their names on The Ultimate Fighter reality show, including Rashad Evans, Diego Sanchez, Roy Nelson, Nate Diaz, and T.J. Dillashaw.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3: Prelims
    KJ Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos; Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman; Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt; CB Dollaway vs. Tim Boetsch. From Houston.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann - In the main event, dominant bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, an Olympic bronze medalist in judo, seeks to defend her title against Sara McMann, an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling. Plus, Daniel Cormier makes his light heavyweight debut.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Debuts - The UFC's best fighters made unforgettable marks as soon as they got to the organization. See the Octagon debuts of Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez, Alexander Gustafsson, Conor McGregor and more on UFC Unleashed.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts - Fastest finishes in MMA history -- knockouts that took 60 seconds or less. With Johny Hendricks, B.J. Penn, The Korean Zombie and more.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Head-Kick Knockouts - Vicious head-kick knockout highlights from Anderson Silva, Anthony Pettis, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and more.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi From the Centre, Montreal, Canada.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson - Prelims
    Angela Hill vs. Rose Namajunas; Albert Tumenov vs. Alan Jouban; Ali Bagautinov vs. Joseph Benavidez; Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez. From the Toyota Center in Houston.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Maia vs. LaFlare - Andre Fili vs. Godofredo Pepey; Alex Oliveira vs. Gilbert Burns; Shayna Baszler vs. Amanda Nunes; Tony Martin vs. Leonardo Santos; Josh Koscheck vs. Erick Silva; Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare. From Rio de Janeiro.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Dodson - The UFC's first-ever Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, makes his first title defense against John Dodson, winner of The Ultimate Fighter at Bantamweight.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2015

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Team AKA - Fights from some of the biggest stars who train at San Jose's American Kickboxing Academy. Featuring Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Josh Thomson and Luke Rockhold.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Forrest Griffin - Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 1, Forrest Griffin takes us through his life, inside and outside of the Octagon.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 4: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: A Faithless Foe - After a frustrating fight, a coach loses his cool on a fighter in front of the team; Urijah and Conor argue over coaching styles; a member of Team Faber skips practice and the third preliminary match eliminates another fighter from the competition.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2015

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Forrest Griffin - Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 1, Forrest Griffin takes us through his life, inside and outside of the Octagon.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Faber - Levan Makashvili vs. Mark Eddiva; Yui Chul Nam vs. Phillipe Nover; Neil Magny vs. Hyun Gyu Lim; Luke Barnatt vs. Mark Munoz; Costas Philippou vs. Gegard Mousasi; Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber. From Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Attack Mode - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Jumior Dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Warriors Collide

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Attack Mode - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Forrest Griffin - Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 1, Forrest Griffin takes us through his life, inside and outside of the Octagon.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    UFC 187 - Get an inside look at UFC 187, one of the best top-to-bottom fight cards in MMA history, featuring two world championship bouts: Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title; Chris Weidman against Vitor Belfort.

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Warriors Collide

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson - Prelims
    Angela Hill vs. Rose Namajunas; Albert Tumenov vs. Alan Jouban; Ali Bagautinov vs. Joseph Benavidez; Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez. From the Toyota Center in Houston.

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  • UFC 192 Highlight Video: Watch Daniel Cormier Defend Title Against Alexander Gustafsson By: Mike Fridley

    Watch highlights of Daniel Cormier's hard-fought win against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192.

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  • UFC 192 ‘Embedded’ Episode 2 By: Sherdog.com Staff

    On Episode 2 of UFC 192 “Embedded,” champion Daniel Cormier departs for Houston, where challenger Alexander Gustafsson is already getting acclimated. Welterweight contenders Johny Hendricks and Tyron Woodley get in their final preparations while trying to juggle media responsibilities.

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  • UFC 192 ‘Countdown’: Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson By: Mike Fridley

    UFC 192 “Countdown” takes a deeper look at Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson.

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  • UFC 192 ‘Embedded’ Episode 1 By: Mike Fridley

    On Episode 1 of UFC 192 “Embedded,” Tyron Woodley takes to the Cardinals’ mound in St. Louis while Johny Hendricks plays soccer with his kids in Texas. UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier forgoes bargain burgers for workouts in San Jose, Calif., while his opponent Alexander Gustafsson works the media in New York City.

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