Daniel Cormier takes weird shot at Russell Westbrook at UFC 288

Russell Westbrook jokes aren’t new, but former UFC champion Daniel Cormier suddenly dragged him out on Saturday night.

During Gilbert Burns’ pre-fight strike at UFC 288, current UFC broadcaster Cormier gave the Brazilian fighter “the key to victory” when he faced Belal Muhammad in a welterweight bout. Westbrook. ”

“My love, Russell Westbrook, is one of the most talented players in the NBA. So is Gilbert Burns. [in the UFC.] Russ made it to the NBA Finals once,” Cormier said during the UFC 288 telecast.

“I went back to the edge several times, but I couldn’t break through. This is Durinho’s [Gilbert Burns] We have a chance to get a second chance at the championship, but we need to get another title fight away from the great Russell Westbrook.”

One of Daniel Cormier’s keys to Gilbert Burns at UFC 288 was “Don’t be Russell Westbrook.”

There was also the usual advice Cormier gave, such as distance management and grappling.

Advice to listen to.

Saturday represented Barnes’ shot at regaining glory, with the winner poised to become the next title contender after welterweight champion Leon Edwards took on Colby Covington.

However, Barnes missed his chance, dropping a five-round decision to Muhammad.

Barnes, like Westbrook, is a highly skilled freak athlete as a performer.

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier laughs at UFC 30th anniversary
UFC commentator Daniel Cormier laughs off the 30th anniversary of the UFC.
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But the time is running out for both to reach the top.

Westbrook has fought fans and the media over the years in response to various insults about his poor play in the big game, including the infamous “Westbrick” comment.

The former MVP has made the playoffs 12 times in his career, but has yet to win a major playoff.

Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook
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In Burns’ only title bout against Kamaru Usman, he nearly won the fight several times, but ultimately wilted under Usman’s pressure and lost by TKO.

Westbrook has made four Conference Finals appearances in his career and has only made it to the NBA Finals once, losing to LeBron James and the Miami Heat in 2012.

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