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Daniel Cormier responds to criticism of ‘extremely biased commentary’ at UFC 259

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Daniel Cormier responds to the criticism of his commentary during the UFC 259 main event between Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya.

Daniel Cormier has received complaints of biased commentary during the UFC 259 main event between Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya, with some fans accusing ‘DC’ of displaying favouritism towards ‘The Last Stylebender’.

Cormier, who worked on commentary duties alongside Joe Rogan and Jon Anik, has rewatched the broadcast and maintains that he delivered a fair and honest play-by-play of the fight.

“I just rewatched. I don’t agree at all. I was actually speaking to Jan and the times he was successful. I had fight 2-2 going into 5 and after watching it again I feel same way. Nothing changed. And btw Jan did bite on a ton of fakes and feints. Izzy didn’t capitalize,” Cormier responded to a disgruntled fan on social media.

As impressed as Cormier was with Blachowicz at UFC 259, the former two-division UFC champion still believes Jon Jones is ‘the best 205-pounder in the world’.

“Even today, for as much as we love Jan Blachowicz and how great he did, I still think that Jones is the best 205-pounder in the world,” Cormier said on a recent edition of DC & Helwani.

“Even today, for as much as we love Jan Blachowicz and how great he did, I still think that Jones is the best 205-pounder in the world,” Cormier said following Blachowicz’ unanimous decision win over Adesanya.

Blachowicz will go on to defend his light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira while Adesanya is expected to return to 185 pounds to defend his own belt.