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Daniel Cormier All In on Robert Whittaker vs. Kamaru Usman: The Clash of Former Champs



In the fast-paced world of mixed martial arts, every fight card comes with its own potential for fireworks, but some matchups have the power to set the entire combat sports community abuzz. One such tantalizing prospect has caught the attention of none other than Daniel Cormier, and it's a bout that promises to be a thrilling spectacle - Robert Whittaker vs. Kamaru Usman at middleweight.

Whittaker, with a stellar MMA record of 25-7, recently put forward an exciting proposal for Usman after his impressive short-notice showing against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294. While Usman may have lost the fight by majority decision, his ability to bounce back after a rocky first round left fans in awe. On the other hand, Whittaker himself is determined to make a strong comeback following his stoppage by Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290.


Both Whittaker and Usman are former champions, and Cormier firmly believes that they deserve to be part of marquee fights that showcase their incredible skills. Cormier shared his enthusiasm on his ESPN show "DC & RC," stating,


“I think it’s a big fight, and I think both these guys deserve to walk to the octagon in massive fights every single time. So if they’re not fighting for the championship, they should be fighting championship-level fights. So, I’m all in on Kamaru Usman vs. Robert Whittaker."


The intriguing part of this potential matchup is that it could see Usman, a former welterweight champion, make a significant shift to the middleweight division. Usman, who has faced adversity in his recent fights, including back-to-back losses to Leon Edwards in title fights and his clash with Chimaev, appears open to the idea of staying at 185 pounds. He recently stated,

“I didn’t mind being up at 185. Yeah, of course the size was a bit different in the beginning, but I’m a championship level fighter, so from here on out, we want to make these five rounds and not three rounders."

In the ever-evolving world of MMA, the possibility of a Robert Whittaker vs. Kamaru Usman showdown offers fans a tantalizing glimpse of what could be an unforgettable encounter. With both fighters eager to prove their mettle, this battle of former champions has the potential to become one of the most significant matchups in recent memory.


MMA enthusiasts around the globe are undoubtedly keeping a close watch on the developments, hoping that this dream fight becomes a reality.

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