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Daniel Cormier To Be Inducted Into The UFC Hall Of Fame

Former UFC champion Daniel Cormier will be the newest member of the UFC Hall of Fame.

The announcement was made during UFC 274 this past weekend.

Cormier, a former light heavyweight and heavyweight champion, is regarded as one of the best fighters to ever step foot inside the Octagon. 

The hall of fame ceremony is set for June 30 in Las Vegas and will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. 

“Daniel Cormier is one of the most badass competitors of all time,” said UFC President Dana White. “DC faced the greatest athletes in the world on every level of wrestling and MMA. He is also the ultimate professional. As an active fighter, he always took time for the media, which led him to become one of the best TV analysts in all of sports. DC is one of the greatest ambassadors UFC has ever had, and it’s going to be an honor to induct him into the UFC Hall of Fame this summer.”

Cormier will enter the UFC Hall of Fame as a member of the Modern Wing, joining others in this distinguished category, including Forrest Griffin (2013), BJ Penn (2015), Urijah Faber (2017), Ronda Rousey (2018), Michael Bisping (2019), Rashad Evans (2019), Georges St-Pierre (2020) and Khabib Nurmagomedov (2022). The “Modern Era” category includes athletes who turned pro on or after November 17, 2000 (when the first UFC event under the unified rules of MMA was held), are a minimum age of 35 or who have been retired for one year or more.