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Midnight Mania! Daniel Cormier before-and-after video reveals dramatic weight loss ahead of UFC 252

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By all accounts, Daniel Cormier is working extremely hard to regain his Heavyweight title from Stipe Miocic on Saturday night (Aug. 15, 2020) at UFC 252 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The former double-champ has spoken repeatedly about his commitment and intensity to prove himself the better man, and we’re just a few days away from that contest.

Also by all accounts — including his own! — Cormier loves to eat. After all, this is the man who earned himself a Carl’s Jr. sponsorship after complaining that Derrick Lewis stole his Popeye’s opportunity. As a result of such questionable food habits, it’s not uncommon for the 5’11” Heavyweight to balloon up in weight in the off-season.

As it turns out, such was the case after his loss to Miocic. Cormier posted the following video earlier today, giving a bit of behind-the-scenes info on his fitness.

”Quick peek into my journey from April to now,” Cormier wrote. “I was on that big boy diet, but today I feel ready to go. It was tough but we got back into shape and ready to fight.”

Admittedly, we didn’t get side-by-side body comparisons, but the difference is clear. Cormier doesn’t look healthy in the April flashback, let alone ready to fight for five rounds. Fast-forward to the modern day, and “DC” looks about as fit as he’s ever been at as a Heavyweight.

For absolute top-tier analysis, look to Cormier’s team mate Khabib Nurmagomedov, who replied to the post simply, “My Fat Friend.”


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