Daniel Cormier Discusses ‘Very Competitive’ Wrestling Sessions with Cain Velasquez

By: Sherdog.com Staff
Oct 5, 2012
Daniel Cormier, on “Beatdown,” discussing how his wrestling training sessions go with American Kickboxing Academy teammate Cain Velasquez:

“It’s pretty close. It’s pretty close now. It’s pretty close. ... It’s very competitive. Cain’s a good wrestler. It’s not like he’s just some guy with average wrestling skill. If he would have continued to wrestle post-college, I think he would have been one of the guys that was in the mix to make an Olympic team. He’s a very good wrestler, and being that we have wrestled so much, things change. When you wrestle a guy that much, it’s really hard to even score a takedown sometimes. Sometimes I can’t even get a takedown through the whole day of training. It’s very hard. Sometimes we’ll wrestle five-minute rounds, and there will be no takedowns. Outside of him being extremely intense and the pace that he wrestles at is so high, he’s a very, very good wrestler. Good technically and strong and big.”

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