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LAS VEGAS – "That was harder than I remembered," Daniel Cormier said, wiping away his sweat just moments after taking off his wrestling shoes for the last time. Cormier wrestled against three-time All American Chris Pendleton at the UFC Fan Expo on Saturday. And it was a fond farewell to the sport that he excelled in through his college days at Oklahoma State and into the Olympics. After getting his hand raised with a 12-5 victory, he left his shoes on the mat. It was a gesture of goodbye."I did more
That's a wrestling wrap.
Daniel Cormier tied a ribbon around his prestigious amateur wrestling career earlier this afternoon, defeating former Oklahoma State University (OSU) teammate, Chris Pendleton, in an exhibition match at UFC's "Fan Expo" in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"DC" went down early (0-3), but the U.S. freestyle wrestling team captain (2008) stormed back to record a dominant win on points (12-5).
He summed up the experience in a post-match interview with MMAFighting.com: "I didn’t get to wre more
This past Saturday's (July 5, 2014) featured Daniel Cormier's final wrestling match, a win over the highly regarded Chris Pendleton. Bloody Elbow presents video of the match.
At the UFC fan expo before UFC 175, UFC light heavyweight contender and two-time Olympian Daniel Cormier beat Chris Pendleton in a freestyle wrestling match, 12-5.
For those unfamiliar with Pendleton, he achieved NCAA Division I All-American status three times (third, first and first at nationals), winning two NCAA champion more
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The rematch will have to wait, but UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones still has a big fight on the horizon.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more
Daniel Cormier has been gunning for Jon Jones for a long time. Even before the former Olympian ever stepped foot in the light heavyweight division, the Louisiana native made sure to let the pound-for-pound phenom know he was coming for his belt. And it was a premonition that is about to come true.
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Ronda Rousey is a woman possessed whenever she steps into the Octagon, which she will do for the third time in less than seven months at UFC 175 against Alexis Davis. She's been the biggest female star in mixed martial arts for two years but has lacked a real challenge. That's why Rousey's matchup with Davis is so important for the future of women's mixed martial arts, especially if Davis pulls off the upset.
Right now, the former Olympian is the only viable drawing card in that division to the more