ESPN announced Saturday that Cormier will be featured on a five-part edition of , the sports analysis show developed by NBA legend Kobe Bryant. The program usually sees Bryant breaking down pivotal basketball plays and sequences and has also featured multiple-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning. Now it will be Cormier taking the lead and analyzing some of MMA’s greatest fighters.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am about doing a UFC edition of , and expanding the show to a new MMA Audience,” Cormier said in a statement. “When I first saw how Kobe breaks down NBA stars and how Peyton Manning explains the NFL, I knew that same kind of analysis applied perfectly to UFC.
“When you see a knockout or a submission, it’s exciting and fun to watch, but there is so much that goes into setting up that exciting result. So much technique. So much tactical expertise. So many hours of mental and physical development. I can’t wait to break it all down for UFC fans.”