Daniel Cormier has made a list of his 'top five fighters of all-time' and, surprise surprise, it has left fans divided.
While some actually don't mind his selections, others have absolutely unloaded on the former UFC champion, one person calling it 'the most embarrassing take I’ve ever heard in the history of sports'.
Appearing on ESPN's First Take alongside Stephen A. Smith, Cormier was asked to prepare a list of his top five greatest fighters in history – not just within MMA, but all combat sports.
And, well, let's just say his choices may raise a few eyebrows.
In fifth place on his list, DC picked dual-division UFC champion Amanda Nunes, while fourth spot was clinched welterweight great Georges St-Pierre.
Now, this is where DC's rankings start getting contentious.
Boxing royalty Muhammad Ali came in third behind former undefeated UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov – who also happens tp be a very close friend of Cormier.
"I reserve the top of my list for the undefeated," DC explained.
"Muhammad Ali was not undefeated, I cannot put him there."
Then, of course, in top spot is Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Daniel Cormier you petty motherfucker— MMA Complete Podcast (@complete_mma) November 9, 2022
1. No Jon Jones
2. Khabib is your best friend not #2
3. Stephen A knows more about combat fighters and that is FUCKING SAYING SOMETHING#UFC #UFC281 #FirstTake pic.twitter.com/U69ch5y3EC
When DC's top five was posted onto social media by First Take, fans instantly flipped out.
One person commented: "Arguably the worst list I have ever seen."
While another added: "Khabib over Jon Jones? LOL that’s just preposterous."
As a third simply said: "Clown."
But it was @dqwson_ who had perhaps the most damning assessment, saying: "Muhammad Ali below Khabib is the most embarrassing take i’ve ever heard in the history of sports."
Even in the studio, Stephen A couldn't quite believe what he was hearing.
"Number three?! Muhammad Ali?! Oh my lord, oh my lord," he yelled.
"Are you kidding me?"
Of course, as is the case with most sports analysis these days, things are said on live TV broadcasts for clicks and views.
So with that said, we should really take DC's list with a pinch of salt, right?
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/First Take/@dc_mma
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