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Daniel Cormier Explains Why He Almost Cancelled Appearance On Conan

June 12, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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During last night’s episode of Conan (via MMA Fighting), Daniel Cormier revealed that he almost cancelled his appearance on the show due to what he perceives to be a curse for MMA fighters. Here are highlights:

On the Conan curse: “Ronda Rousey came and she got thrashed by Amanda Nunes, Miesha Tate also. Then you even doubled up on Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor. So Conor came before the first fight and he was supposed to beat Nate and then he lost, just after being on your show. And then Nate come in the second fight, when he was supposed to beat Conor, and then he lost! So up until yesterday, I wasn’t comfortable.”

On the fear of performing: “I sit there and I think, how many lefts did I take when I should have went right to end up at this arena where in about three hours I have to fight somebody. And I’m terrified, and I’m nervous, and then right before the fight they put us on a marker and they say, ‘DC, you’re walking in 10.’ And they give me a 10-count. I’m still like, my heart’s fluttering and I’m terrified, I’m scared, and then my music hits the speakers and I run out to the Octagon. Once I step in there — because I fight in the main event the vast majority of the time and the UFC builds to the end of the night and I can feel the energy from the bottom of the Octagon and I think to myself right before they say fight, ‘There’s nowhere else I’d rather be.’”

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