UFC Champion and Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier is old school when it comes to what he prefers in a wrestling match. He loves hardcore matches that could lead to serious injuries.
We also know that Cormier isn't a fan of the high-flying style that Ring of Honor and the Young Bucks bring to the ring each and every night, so it's safe to say that Cormier isn't a fan of indie wrestling right now, given the fact their biggest knock is what he doesn't like.
Cormier went on Twitter and ended up mocking a wrestling sequence that MMA fighter Chase Sherman tweeted out, according to UPROXX.
@philbaroni this is actually pathetic. This is what people wanna see? Go to a god dang gymnastics competition. Suplex, bodyslam, piledriver do some old school wrestling man. DDT, I remember when the frankensteiner was the most you’d ever see someone flip. I say Boo to this BS https://t.co/eF4pnCy0SA— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) December 17, 2017
Cormier then posted a tweet of what he believes is real wrestling.
Of course, Cormier received some backlash from Cody Rhodes and some other Ring of Honor wrestlers.
U guys really like sensitive little kids huh? So everyone is supposed to like everything you do? Ur show is sold out, good. Mine is too. Who do you think ur talking to? No amount of your whining is gonna make me like that bs y’all did on that night. https://t.co/zijde9QYmv— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) December 18, 2017
It's not pathetic. The paying audience enjoyed it. UFC is thriving, and pro-wrestling has been going strong since 1920...besides most of y'all ask hunter for a job when the wheels fall off anyway and most are on the comp list at staples...so lay the fuck off. https://t.co/oqKto3a4TK— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) December 17, 2017
It sounds like Cormier threatened Rhodes in response to him while making it clear that he's not taking himself very seriously with his tweets.
I do ask for comps, I am a fan, I didn’t say anything about anything but that sequence of the match. Just be very careful bud! I’ve been a fan of urs too but be very careful. Lay off the cuss words it’s not that serious. And I won’t need a job. I’ll be good. https://t.co/7DuDLbpipp— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) December 17, 2017
We understand where Cormier is coming from, but different wrestling styles are what makes the sport great. People would get sick of watching the same kind of wrestlers week in and week out. Then again, everyone also has their own preferences.
Cormier may one day head over to pro wrestling. It only makes sense if he wants to cash in and make more money than the peanuts he gets from the UFC.
Cormier is now 38 years-old and it might be wise for him to start thinking about what he's going to do once his MMA career is over. Unlike wrestling, he can't compete in his 50's and even his 6o's.
The last time Cormier was scheduled to compete in a major wrestling event was during the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing, China. He ended up having to be pulled due to kidney failure, which was related to excessive weight.
Prior to pursuing an MMA career, in 2004 Cormier competed in the Real Pro Wrestling league, which is no longer around. So, if he ends up back in wrestling, he'll have some rust to knock off.
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