Daniel Cormier’s team – including former-champ Cain Velasquez – reacted to his UFC 226 victory over Stipe Miocic live on camera as it happened.
When Daniel Cormier’s hand was raised on Saturday night after knocking out the most dominant champion the heavyweight division had ever seen, the world just sat there in awe. It was a truly special moment for us all no doubt but after weeks upon weeks of preparation, seeing everything come together in such near-perfect fashion must have been something else entirely for his team.
The good people at AKA for sure knew that DC had something up his sleeve for his return to heavyweight, though.
If the reports coming from his camp were true – which they do seem to be on the evidence of last Saturday’s win – the former Olympian was knocking sparring partners out in his preparation with a ferocity and level of power that we hadn’t seen from him before.
Cormier’s team – including the legendary former UFC champ Cain Velasquez – can be seen in the video below reacting the shock KO their teammate inflicted on the long-reigning champ Stipe Miocic in the UFC 226 main-event.
Saturday was a great night, but not just for me at the @americankickboxingacademy we are a family. Here is @officialcainvelasquez , @slikbxr and @iamthebay watching the fight in the locker room. I love my team ! The best gym in the world AKA! Go to @iamthebay YouTube page for bts pic.twitter.com/VoQGohclW0
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 10, 2018
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena