Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight king and television analyst Daniel Cormier made headlines earlier this week when he diminished the career accomplishments of former Strikeforce superstar Gina Carano after she lent some advice to Ronda Rousey after UFC 207. Cormier's comments were controversial to say the least, due in most part to Carano's trailblazing efforts during her fighting career.
After learning of Cormier's comments, Carano was displeased and stated that the UFC champion should be "ashamed" of his trash talk. In classic fashion, Cormier responded and defended his remarks.
"She can't really advise Ronda in terms of fighting, because when it got tough, she left," said Cormier in a recent interview with TMZ Sports (shown above). "It's not in my character to walk away when things get tough, so I'm saying, why does that opinion matter? We don't want Ronda to do what you did, because you left!"
While Cormier may disagree with the way Carano handled her career path as a fighter after losing to Cris Cyborg in 2009, he would still love to see the former Strikeforce queen step back inside the cage and utilize her newly found tenacity.
"That's the Gina Carano I tuned in to watch—the fiery Gina Carano, the girl that's showing some gumption," said Cormier. "Maybe I'll piss her off enough that she goes, ‘You know what, I'm gonna go and fight again and prove that I didn't run away from the sport.'"
This is an awkward squabble to say the least, especially when you consider the two began bickering over comments made about somebody else. Considering Cormier has zero experience in juggling a budding acting career, maybe he should keep quiet like Carano should about picking yourself up after a crushing loss.