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Daniel Cormier Scores Permanent Co-Host Gig on ‘UFC Tonight’

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
October 20th, 2014
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It’s official. Daniel Cormier (pictured) has taken over the “UFC Tonight” seat that Chael Sonnen was removed from.

On Monday, FOX confirmed Cormier has permanently scored co-hosting duties on the UFC’s official weekly show.

“I love being a part of UFC on FOX family and extending my mixed martial arts career,” said Cormier. “The TV analyst role is exciting, fun and actually improves my fighting skills, because I see the action so differently now. I look forward to working with the team each week on UFC TONIGHT and vow to bring the light heavyweight title belt with me to the desk in January.”

Cormier has been on the show, as well as pre- and post-fight UFC shows on and off for the past few years. However, we can expect to see his mug on TV every week now.

“DC” will sit alongside former UFC fighter Kenny Florian and Karyn Bryant at the desk, and of course, reporter Ariel Helwani via satellite.

Sonnen was fired in June after flunking two random drug tests.

UFC Tonight airs every Wednesday on Fox Sports 1 at Wednesday at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

As far as his day job, Cormier is preparing to challenge reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones for his throne at UFC 182.

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