Former UFC champ Daniel Cormier latest to join Wimp-2-Warrior along with his wrestling academy

Former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier is the latest addition to the growing roster at Wimp-2-Warrior, the mixed martial arts training program focused on everyday individuals partnering with coaches and gyms from around the world. Cormier will join Wimp-2-Warrior under a multi-year partnership where he will act as an ambassador for the brand as well as hosting the program at his newly opened wrestling academy in Gilroy, Calif. Former Bellator matchmaker Rich Chou, who joined Wimp-2-Warrior earlier this year as vice president in North America, spearheaded the efforts to land Cormier after he announced his retirement from active competition last year. Chou previously worked with Cormier when he was the matchmaker over Strikeforce, which is where the two-time Olympian primarily competed before moving to the UFC. “Look, anyone who knows me knows how invested I am in teaching,” Cormier said in a statement. “It’s why I coach wresting at Gilroy High School, why I opened up my academy and why I am partnering with W2W. “This program represents everything that is good about martial arts and gives me a chance to give back by being an entry point to men and women who can’t shake that burning question of ‘can I do that?’” Cormier’s gym will serve as a home for the Wimp-2-Warrior program but he will also be working directly with Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh as an ambassador for the program, which also added UFC commentator Laura Sanko earlier this year as well. In addition to Cormier’s signing, Wimp-2-Warrior also announced a new round of funding with a $7.5 million raise.

Former UFC champ Daniel Cormier latest to join Wimp-2-Warrior along with his wrestling academy

Former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier is the latest addition to the growing roster at Wimp-2-Warrior, the mixed martial arts training program focused on everyday individuals partnering with coaches and gyms from around the world.

Cormier will join Wimp-2-Warrior under a multi-year partnership where he will act as an ambassador for the brand as well as hosting the program at his newly opened wrestling academy in Gilroy, Calif.

Former Bellator matchmaker Rich Chou, who joined Wimp-2-Warrior earlier this year as vice president in North America, spearheaded the efforts to land Cormier after he announced his retirement from active competition last year.

Chou previously worked with Cormier when he was the matchmaker over Strikeforce, which is where the two-time Olympian primarily competed before moving to the UFC.

“Look, anyone who knows me knows how invested I am in teaching,” Cormier said in a statement. “It’s why I coach wresting at Gilroy High School, why I opened up my academy and why I am partnering with W2W.

“This program represents everything that is good about martial arts and gives me a chance to give back by being an entry point to men and women who can’t shake that burning question of ‘can I do that?’”

Cormier’s gym will serve as a home for the Wimp-2-Warrior program but he will also be working directly with Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh as an ambassador for the program, which also added UFC commentator Laura Sanko earlier this year as well.

In addition to Cormier’s signing, Wimp-2-Warrior also announced a new round of funding with a $7.5 million raise.

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Morning Report: B.J. Penn recounts harrowing near-death experience: ‘I got sucked into a wave pool engine room’

B.J. Penn | @bjpenn, InstagramB.J. Penn was in a life-threatening scenario last year and he credits his fighting career with helping him get through it. The former two-division UFC champion shared a story on Instagram in which he recounted nearly dying after being sucked into the engine room of a wave pool at a water park (Penn refrained from specifying the location). Penn also shared images of the injuries that he suffered during the incident, which can be seen below along with his unedited caption. View this post on Instagram A post shared by BJ Penn (@bjpenn) According to Penn, 42, the frightening incident occurred sometime last year while Penn was taking a break from surfing. As one of the waves returned (Penn calls it a “dud wave”) it swept Penn up and dragged him under a wall where he ended up in the engine room of the wave pool. That room fills up with water that becomes the next wave and in this case, submerged Penn in it. What happened next, Penn describes as something out of the “Saw or Final Destination” horror films. “The room would fill up with water to the top and I would hold my breath and then it would push the water out to make the wave and it was really rough inside there,” Penn wrote. “Everything I bumped up against in the room that hurt me got infected. I got a bad sinus infection and a couple facial fractures from getting knocked around the cement walls and from the fractures the dirty water got in my face and infected my whole sinus. I was on antibiotics for three weeks for my face.” Fortunately for Penn, one of his friends, an experienced surfer, would eventually rescue him. As you can see from the photos above, Penn ended up with several ugly bruises, but otherwise appears to be in good health. Penn says that thinking about his family helped him to get through the ordeal, as did the challenges he faced during his UFC Hall of Fame career. “A lot of other people might have panicked and maybe gave up but I just stayed strong for my kids,” Penn wrote. “Anyway to make a long story short I survived that motherf*cker.” “Maybe I was the first guy in history to get sucked into a wave pool engine room while it is in operation but no matter what happens in life and no matter how scary it is if I can offer you any advice I would just say to ‘stay calm,’ Penn added. “If I didn’t fight tough c*nts my whole life I might have panicked, but it was just another day in the office.” TOP STORIES Ow. Dustin Poirier’s knee was hurting after his trilogy bout with Conor McGregor. Psychoooo. UFC Vegas 33 main event winner Sean Strickland wants “to kill somebody in the ring.” Why. Three fighters took on one at a freak show event in Poland. How much? Be prepared to shell out 60 bones for the Paul-Woodley fight. Wait. Conor McGregor needs time to recover from injury, but wants to do charity wheelchair boxing bout. VIDEO STEW Daniel Cormier talks Olympic wrestling, Simone Biles, and more with MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin. UFC 265 hype. Melvin Manhoef appreciation. LISTEN UP On to the Next One. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee figure out what’s next for the fighters from UFC Vegas 33, plus A.J. McKee and Patricio Pitbull ideas. SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE The new champ. View this post on Instagram A post shared by AJ McKee (@ajmckee101) Bored, Conor? pic.twitter.com/Xdw5dTzhVs— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 3, 2021 Gilbert Burns going fishing. Leon, Masvidal and Nate don’t want no smoke ‍♂️ ‍♂️— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) August 2, 2021 Francis Ngannou fights [insert Michael Jai White film/TV reference here... I choose Spawn]. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Francis Ngannou (@francisngannou) Robin Black breaks down A.J. McKee’s historic finish. .@RobinBlackMMA breaks down the head kick from @AJMckee101 at #Bellator263, followed by the subsequent uppercut of violence that would lead to AJ becoming the world featherweight champ!#MMA #FeatherweightWGP pic.twitter.com/Ez5QeYjSzC— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) August 2, 2021 Chael Sonnen crowns Bellator’s new featherweight king. A star is born in @ajmckee101 pic.twitter.com/KimZyLLu75— Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) August 2, 2021 Nick Diaz was JAZZED for Nate at UFC 263. Look at Nick Diaz’s reaction pic.twitter.com/THBsYSM5Av— ᴛʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴏꜰᴡᴀʀ (@TheArtOfWar6) August 2, 2021 Practice being like Anthony Pettis responsibly. Try this butterfly kick and tag me pic.twitter.com/G9DNIQksSV— Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) August 2, 2021 FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS Bi Nguyen (6-6) vs. Jenelyn Olsim (4-2); ONE Championship: Battleground III, Aug. 27 Ariane Lipski (13-7) vs. Mandy Bohm (7-0, 1 NC); UFC Fight Night, Sept. 4 Vadim Nemkov (14-2) vs. Anthony Johnson (23-6); Bellator: Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semifinals, Oct. 16 Ryan Bader (28-6, 1 NC) vs. Corey Anderson (15-5); Bellator: Light

Morning Report: B.J. Penn recounts harrowing near-death experience: ‘I got sucked into a wave pool engine room’
B.J. Penn | @bjpenn, Instagram

B.J. Penn was in a life-threatening scenario last year and he credits his fighting career with helping him get through it.

The former two-division UFC champion shared a story on Instagram in which he recounted nearly dying after being sucked into the engine room of a wave pool at a water park (Penn refrained from specifying the location). Penn also shared images of the injuries that he suffered during the incident, which can be seen below along with his unedited caption.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by BJ Penn (@bjpenn)

According to Penn, 42, the frightening incident occurred sometime last year while Penn was taking a break from surfing. As one of the waves returned (Penn calls it a “dud wave”) it swept Penn up and dragged him under a wall where he ended up in the engine room of the wave pool. That room fills up with water that becomes the next wave and in this case, submerged Penn in it.

What happened next, Penn describes as something out of the “Saw or Final Destination” horror films.

“The room would fill up with water to the top and I would hold my breath and then it would push the water out to make the wave and it was really rough inside there,” Penn wrote.

“Everything I bumped up against in the room that hurt me got infected. I got a bad sinus infection and a couple facial fractures from getting knocked around the cement walls and from the fractures the dirty water got in my face and infected my whole sinus. I was on antibiotics for three weeks for my face.”

Fortunately for Penn, one of his friends, an experienced surfer, would eventually rescue him. As you can see from the photos above, Penn ended up with several ugly bruises, but otherwise appears to be in good health.

Penn says that thinking about his family helped him to get through the ordeal, as did the challenges he faced during his UFC Hall of Fame career.

“A lot of other people might have panicked and maybe gave up but I just stayed strong for my kids,” Penn wrote. “Anyway to make a long story short I survived that motherf*cker.”

“Maybe I was the first guy in history to get sucked into a wave pool engine room while it is in operation but no matter what happens in life and no matter how scary it is if I can offer you any advice I would just say to ‘stay calm,’ Penn added. “If I didn’t fight tough c*nts my whole life I might have panicked, but it was just another day in the office.”


TOP STORIES

Ow. Dustin Poirier’s knee was hurting after his trilogy bout with Conor McGregor.

Psychoooo. UFC Vegas 33 main event winner Sean Strickland wants “to kill somebody in the ring.”

Why. Three fighters took on one at a freak show event in Poland.

How much? Be prepared to shell out 60 bones for the Paul-Woodley fight.

Wait. Conor McGregor needs time to recover from injury, but wants to do charity wheelchair boxing bout.


VIDEO STEW

Daniel Cormier talks Olympic wrestling, Simone Biles, and more with MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin.

UFC 265 hype.

Melvin Manhoef appreciation.


LISTEN UP

On to the Next One. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee figure out what’s next for the fighters from UFC Vegas 33, plus A.J. McKee and Patricio Pitbull ideas.


SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE

The new champ.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by AJ McKee (@ajmckee101)

Bored, Conor?

Gilbert Burns going fishing.

Francis Ngannou fights [insert Michael Jai White film/TV reference here... I choose Spawn].

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Francis Ngannou (@francisngannou)

Robin Black breaks down A.J. McKee’s historic finish.

Chael Sonnen crowns Bellator’s new featherweight king.

Nick Diaz was JAZZED for Nate at UFC 263.

Practice being like Anthony Pettis responsibly.


FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bi Nguyen (6-6) vs. Jenelyn Olsim (4-2); ONE Championship: Battleground III, Aug. 27

(13-7) vs. Mandy Bohm (7-0, 1 NC); UFC Fight Night, Sept. 4

(14-2) vs. (23-6); Bellator: Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semifinals, Oct. 16

(28-6, 1 NC) vs. (15-5); Bellator: Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semifinals, Oct. 16

(9-2) vs. (12-1); UFC Fight Night, Oct. 16

(22-1) vs. (11-1, 1 NC); Bellator Moscow, Oct. 23

(13-1) vs. (17-4-1); UFC Fight Night, Oct. 23

(9-2) vs. Daniel Lacerda (11-1); UFC Fight Night, Oct. 23

(20-1) vs. (30-13); UFC 267, Oct. 30

(22-3) vs. (22-6); UFC 268, Nov. 6

(22-9, 1 NC) vs. (12-4); UFC Fight Night, Dec. 11


FINAL THOUGHTS

We were spoiled for choice over the weekend with Bellator and UFC shows on the same day, not to mention a ONE Championship show on Friday and a Cage Warriors show in San Diego on Sunday. Last weekend, we had bare-knuckle boxing to watch as well.

Like I always say, MMA is supposed to be fun, and right now it’s a great time to be a combat sports fan.

Jed Meshew will be back later this week!


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