In early July, Daniel Cormier joined Kobe Bryant and Peyton Manning as the only three professional athletes to have their own Detail series on ESPN+.
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Detail focus exclusively on analyzing the sport from the mind of an accomplished athlete. Bryant breaks down basketball, Manning shares insight of football, and Cormier’s episodes, of course, are dedicated to breaking down the techniques and strategies of mixed martial arts.
This week, in the build-up to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s title defense, ESPN+ released a new Detail episode that puts the spotlight on the lightweight champion. Nurmagomedov is scheduled to face Dustin Poirier in a UFC Lightweight Championship bout at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, September 7.
The fourth episode of a five-part series explains how Nurmagomedov navigated his way to a fourth-round submission win against Conor McGregor at UFC 229.
Cormier’s episodes on UFC bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes, former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor and current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman are already available on the platform.
A Detail episode focused on Israel Adesanya will be released in the lead-up to UFC 243 in Melbourne, Australia.
See below for a short clip of Cormier explaining how Nurmagomedov set up the second-round knockdown of McGregor at UFC 229:
Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.