Daniel Cormier Chokes Out Dan Henderson

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Daniel Cormier is the real deal, that much we’ve known for a while, but his completely domination of Dan Henderson tonight was just further proof of that. In fact, Daniel Cormier is calling out Jon Jones right now, much to the fans’ delight. Daniel Cormier’s wrestling was just too much for Dan Henderson, which is saying a lot. Cormier was able to show off some of his lesser-seen submission skills in this fight when in the third round he locked in a rear naked choke.

In fact, Cormier has only pulled out a submission one other time in his career, so against the grappler a caliber of Dan Henderson a rear naked choke victory is huge. Near the end of round three Cormier had a rear naked choke locked in and Henderson refused to tap, instead the ref forced to call it for his safety.