Actor Steven Seagal teaches Daniel Cormier ‘never before seen technique’, asks the camera to be turned off

The biggest fight in UFC heavyweight history takes place tonight live on pay-per-view from the Apex in Las Vegas. Stipe Miocic will defend his title against Daniel Cormier.

The former two-division champion Daniel Cormier is known for his well-rounded MMA game. Cormier is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweights of all time but Cormier is a student of the game and is always looking to learn every aspect of the game.

Recently, a video surfaced of the celebrity actor, stuntman, and martial artist Steven Seagal offering to teach Daniel techniques that have never been seen before that could change the whole MMA game.

The actor and stuntman asked for all cameras to be turned off during the lesson. The former Olympian took to Twitter to offer some insight on the techniques he learned. He admitted that the techniques Sensei Seagal taught him were widely used by himself and his team. Cormier also revealed the techniques were successfully used against some high profile UFC fighters during training.

“The move he showed me dropped @LukeRockhold and @Camacho100,” stated Cormier.

Steven Seagal is no stranger to teaching traditional martial arts techniques to UFC athletes. He is most famously known for claiming to have taught Anderson Silva the font “crane kick” he used to knock out Vitor Belfort that went viral in 2011.

UFC 252: Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic

Cormier addressed the media ahead of the blockbuster fight and touched on his preparations for this fight. He also answered the big question coming into this fight, can he defend the body attacks against Stipe?

“They had too much success there. The reality of it is, when you make an adjustment like you did last time, you get to do that one time. Because I go home and fix that, and I work and I work diligently to try to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.”

“He’s still going to hit me and he will land body shots. There’s no way I’m gonna block everyone he throws or I’m going to counter everyone he throws. It’s a fight he’s going to land. It’s on me to be more prepared and more ready to go as long as this fight goes.”

Cormier is confident he made the adjustments necessary to defend the body strikes and adapt to the attacks of Stipe.

Although Daniel Cormier did not reveal the techniques he learned, could we perhaps see them being utilized for his fight tonight?

UFC 252 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN/ESPN+.

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