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Midnight Mania! Jan Blachowicz beefs with Daniel Cormier, who settles it instantly

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Let this go into history as the quickest feud in Light Heavyweight history.

In the aftermath of Jan Blachowicz’s championship-worthy knockout win over Dominick Reyes (watch it!), some remain unimpressed with the new kingpin. Notably, Jon Jones suddenly started questioning his move to Heavyweight in favor of re-taking his title, while former champ Daniel Cormier recently discussed the Polish athlete with Ariel Helwani on their podcast.

“Jones beats Blachowicz. Too slow. (Blachowicz is) too slow to beat … because the thing about Jones people don’t realize, he’s got a good chin,” Cormier said (transcription via MMAJunkie). “You can hit him. I hit him. A lot of us hit him. He can take punches, man. If Jan Blachowicz is out there, and he’s too slow, Jones would pick him apart. If I was still fighting at 205 – or if I was still fighting today – and you said, ‘DC, you can fight Jan Blachowicz,’ I’d probably fight Jan Blachowicz. No disrespect.”

Blachowicz did not appreciate the remarks from the retired “DC,” and he offered to give Cormier an inside look at his skill set.

This is precisely how fighters get sucked back into the mix, but Cormier seems quite firm and satisfied in his current position, respectfully backing far away from the potential opportunity.

Fortunately, Blachowicz didn’t hold a grudge for long, immediately dropping the issue and offering respect himself.

While Blachowicz may not have secured his next title challenger with this little exchange, he might have a future in conflict resolution!


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