Reigning UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier seems to always do the right things, both inside and out of the cage. That’s why this recent story of “DC” picking up a restaurant bill for a woman battling cancer doesn’t come as a surprise.
According to TMZ Sports, Pete Guzman and his mother, Rosario, were eating dinner at Sapporo Japanese restaurant in Monterey, Calif., when in walked Cormier. “DC” was accompanied by his own family but still made time to chat with Pete and and his mother, who was celebrating her own birthday.
Not only did Cormier end up covering a $300 bill for the Guzman’s, but he left Rosario a hand-written birthday note and helped sing happy birthday, which can be seen below:
“My mom was loving every second of it,” Pete told TMZ Sports.
The kicker of the whole thing is that Cormier didn’t even know Rosario has been battling Stage 4 cancer. The UFC heavyweight champion provided the Guzman’s with a night to remember all because they were fans.
Pretty cool stuff, eh?
Cormier, who relinquished his light heavyweight title last month so Jon Jones could defeat Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 and become champion once again, is coming off a massive 2018 campaign. “DC” not only defeated Volkan Oezdemir in a 205-pound title defense, but he moved up to heavyweight to knock out Stipe Miocic and become a two-division champion. Cormier followed that up with a submission win over Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 for his first official heavyweight title defense.
I guess these are the type of gestures you’d expect from the Fighter of the Year.