Two-Division Champion Daniel Cormier Joins 2022 UFC Hall of Fame Class

Former UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is expected to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame later this year.

Cormier’s upcoming induction into the Hall of Fame was announced during UFC 274 on Saturday night.

Cormier, 43, will be joining the Hall of Fame’s “Modern Wing,” a division meant to celebrate prolific names in more recent years of MMA history.

The official ceremony is expected to take place on June 30th in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as part of “International Fight Week.”

Cormier was UFC Light Heavyweight Champion from 2015 to 2018, defending the belt five times during his run.

Cormier also had a heavyweight title run late in his career, defeating Stipe Miocic via first-round knockout in 2018 to earn the belt. He defended the belt once before losing it a year later in a rematch to Miocic.

Cormier might be best known for his two-fight rivalry with Jon Jones, which was recognized for its high profile in the light heavyweight division and the on-screen bad blood rivalry that it generated between the two fighters.

Cormier has settled into an analyst role in the sport since retiring in 2020. He has become a regular commentator for UFC events, frequently appearing for “Fight Night” and pay-per-view events.

Cormier will not be the only fighter inducted into the “Modern Wing” of the Hall of fame this year. Former UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is also expected to be celebrated at the event next month.

In the “Fight Wing” of the Hall of Fame, a 2016 bout between Cub Swanson and Choi Doo-ho will also be inducted.

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