Daniel Cormier facing beef from WWE superstars?
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been a lifelong fan of professional wrestling. This is somewhat curious from a man who went to the Olympics for freestyle wrestling and fights seriously at an elite level, but his passion has carried into adulthood.
Now though, it seems Cormier started a feud between himself and members of the professional wrestling world when he criticized a performance by The Young Bucks, Matt and Nick Jackson, at a Ring of Honor event. Another wrestler and member of the Bullet Club faction with the Bucks sounded off on DC via twitter.
On Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour, Cormier commented on his affection for pro wrestling and the current beef.
“I’ve always loved it. Right now I’m not watching as much anymore because these guys kinda pissed me off a little bit. They turned me off to the whole thing. I’m like, what is wrong with these dudes? Everybody’s not going to like everything you do. Just so happens that I’m a professional wrestling fan that has a bit of a following himself.”
Cormier also went a little further, insinuating that if the WWE stars really wanted drama, they would be getting more than they bargained for in a real fight.
“The wrestlers themselves said some stuff, and I was like, ‘Well, first off, calm down, because you know [*Cormier smacks his hand*]. Calm down. Initially, just calm down, because [*Cormier smacks his hand again*] — you and you and you, all of you together.’ Anyways, ‘Calm down. But secondly, you can’t dictate to people.’ And what really got me — what really got me was when a guy told me, he called me a charisma vacuum, meaning that I guess when I get on TV, it’s [*Cormier makes vacuum sound*] everybody turns off. Some guy on the internet.
“And then he goes, ‘You better go to the Performance Institute, or whatever it’s called, because Cody Rhodes will whip you. He’s a two-time state wrestling champion.’”
This brought a smile to Cormier’s face considering he was a three-time State Champion, Junior College National Champion, Division 1 All- American, two-time Olympian, and is currently the light heavyweight UFC champion.
The wrestlers got wind of this interview and continued their social media crusade against DC. Fans can view the full twitter exchange and interview HERE.