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Daniel Cormier ready to take Dana White’s place as UFC president

"...would be insane not to hope to have that opportunity..."

From UFC fighter to UFC president, former champ Daniel Cormier would be ready to take over, running the promotion. 

When it comes to endeavours within the UFC that don’t involve fighting, Daniel Cormier has reached great heights. While his accomplishments inside the cage are numerous, he has still managed to maintain an active presence as an analyst, presenter and commentator. He is even now considered one of  the best commentators the UFC has, which has led to speculation regarding a future career, higher up in the company.

What about the top of the company, would Cormier be ready to take Dana White’s position as president? Based on a recent interview, the anser is a clear-cut ‘yes’.

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“I think anybody in the world in their right might would [take the job],” Cormier told MMA Fighting. “To be at the head of an organization that does so many great things in terms of entertainment, and not only that, but community help. I think what people don’t see is the type of influence that the UFC has in the community. The work that they do with youth programs and programs around the world.

“I think if you ever have an opportunity or anyone has an opportunity to do a job like that, they would be insane not to hope to have that opportunity. But Dana’s going to be here for a long time. Dana’s the man.”

While becoming UFC president seems to be a longtime goal, the next immediate feat would be to to establish himself as the greatest heavyweight in UFC history. Before the Covid-19 outbreak, a trilogy fight between Cormier and Stipe Miocic was in the works. Now, however, it’s uncertain as to when that fight will materialise.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com

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