Show by Chael Sonnen w / Jorge Sedano was published on Monday and is available on demand. Thursday starting DC & RC (see ESPN link on YouTube).
Who are the men behind these letters?
“DC” is a retired MMA legend Daniel Cormier, who recently appeared on ESPN. RC is an ESPN NFL analyst and Super Bowl champion Ryan Clark, an MMA fanatic. Both are originally from Louisiana, which should be part of their instant chemistry mystery.
We brought these two together this week in Las Vegas, the venue of UFC 264, to see how their origins in different sports contribute to mutual respect.
Ryan, what do you think Daniel should know about his UFC knowledge?
RC: He already knows I don’t have his extensive knowledge. But I think what I want him to know is that I really love it. I’ve always been fascinated by things I can’t do. To enter the Octagon and stand in front of another man and let him punch me in the nose – no, thank you. So, the admiration I have for MMA fighters made me a fan.
What do you think Daniel, Ryan, should know about his NFL knowledge?
In the south, it’s family and football, and everything else is second or third or fourth or fifth. I grew up playing sports and eventually decided to take up wrestling. But I coach my kid in football, and I see it in detail. I’m, first and foremost, a sports fan and very open to accepting that I don’t know what Ryan knows. So, I pick his brain, learn from him, and continue to find more love for the sport that I really, really like. Who better to learn than the boy at the top of the mountain?
‘DC & RC’
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Ryan, what were you doing in the Octagon and what was Daniel doing in the NFL?
RC: I say this. First of all, if I was in the Octagon, I would be ready to move. I also gained enough weight, so I didn’t have to deal with heavy weight. And if DC played ball, he would be an excellent wrestler because of the nature of his real discipline right. We do that, right? We learn how to get close and get people to the ground, right? You’ll learn how to look people in the eye right in the face and say let’s come.
DC: Can I say something? When I was in high school, they tried to give me a strong sense of security. But I was slow and I knew it. How did I expect to push these guys to the field? But I know how to hide someone. Yes, that’s why I chose meatballing because you have to understand your limitations. I’m just happy that we’re working to become a “World Leader in Sports” and we have a platform.
Ardi Dvornik has contributed to this task.
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