Daniel Cormier praises Anthony Smith for his victory over Ryan Spann at UFC Singapore: “This guy isn’t as set on his TV career as I thought”


Daniel Cormier is applauding Anthony Smith for his triumph over Ryan Spann at UFC Singapore.

Daniel Cormier, UFC 241, Dana White

It was simply this previous Saturday, August 26 th that saw Anthony Smith (37-18 MMA) vs Ryan Spann (21 -9 MMA) in the light heavyweight co-main occasion at UFC Singapore. The outcome was a split choice success for ‘Lionheart’.

The 2 fighters had actually satisfied previously, back in September of 2021 where it was Smith, 35, who was triumphant over Spann by submission at 3: 47 of round 1. With his newest win, and 2nd victory over ‘Superman’, Smith is back in the triumph column.

Anthony Smith, Ryan Spann, UFC Singapore, Results, UFC

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In a current video submitted to his YouTube channel, previous champ, Daniel Cormier, talked about the battle and how he thinks he undervalued Smith:

” Ryan Spann and Anthony Smith combated. Ryan Spann struck Anthony Smith a couple times truly hard. Anthony Smith had the ability to hammer out that and get the triumph. Why is that essential? ‘Cause people, I believed Anthony Smith was done, as did so lots of others.”

Continuing, Cormier stated (h/t MMANews):

” We believed that this was a person who was heading out there and combating and earning money, however had kinda lost the concept that he might be among the very best worldwide. He never ever stated that, however we as the talking heads worldwide believed Anthony Smith was done. He showed (at UFC Singapore) that combating spirit is still there … Hats off to ‘Lionheart.’ This man isn’t as set on his television profession as I believed.”

Prior to the fight last weekend, Daniel Cormier thought Anthony Smith was on his escape of the cage and turning his focus to broadcasting.

Smith, in the meantime, will commemorate his very first triumph because his 2021 battle with Spann, and continue to act as a danger in the light heavyweight department.

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