Posted by Justin Golightly @secretmovesmma
Design wizard. MMA mathematician. Lifelong martial artiste. Justin Golightly is a lover of the fighting sports and writes for Middle Easy.
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Being a professional fighter has to be somewhere at the top of the list of most stressful jobs on the planet. It has to be exhausting being so damn tough all the time.

In order to keep a firm grasp on sanity, it definitely helps to have a sense of humor. Joking around with the boys or doing something goofy probably is a great distraction when the toughest men on the planet are constantly stalking you. Daniel Cormier should know this more than most.

Check out five times the Number 3 pound-for-pound fighter in the world made us laugh.

5. Chop to the Neck

The thing about martial artists, is they are always practicing their techniques. When you fall asleep around other fighters, you are now susceptible to any attack. Not even kickboxing champion, Frank Muñoz was safe in slumber around Cormier's sharp hands. Protect yourself at all times or get straight chopped in that neck, homie.

4. Slap Game: The MMA Edition

Flashback to the days of Strikeforce—way before Cormier's insane Heavyweight Grand Prix run—in a random hallway somewhere. Jason "Mayhem" Miller, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal and Daniel Cormier are all getting brutally owned by Ryan Parsons in a violent, schoolyard game. The word "schoolyard" is fitting in more ways than one, since they all argue hilariously over the rules. Eventually, Cormier switches out and starts to slap up Miller, who decides to remove most of his clothes.

3. Cake and Chicken

It's no secret that Cormier loves Popeye's Chicken, because the guy openly professes his obsession with the fast food chain. This was a fact that Dan Henderson exploited before their fight at UFC 173. While Cormier was cutting weight, Henderson ordered a bag full of fried chicken and hand-delivered it to his training room. However, Cormier took his love to new heights with this parody of Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass". You have to hand it to Cormier, he did not half-ass this video.

2. World Record Snot Rocket

After Dennis "The Menace" Bermudez broke the Guinness World Record of drinking a liter of lemon juice, of course they needed to try to do it on UFC Tonight. Kenny Florian and Daniel Cormier bravely attempted to vanquish the sour challenge. Halfway through though, it looked like Cormier was trying to break another, grosser record. This man epicly shot his snot on his hand, across the table, on the floor and probably even in the bowl. No word yet from Guiness if this championship mucus got Cormier into the annals of history.

1. Virtual Reality Freak Out

Whoever thought it was a good idea to test out their virtual reality concept on Daniel Cormier, is an unheralded genius. Once the goggles go on, Cormier is already shook. He knows it's about to get real as soon as he looks down and "sees" his skis. From that point on, Cormier basically has an obscenity-filled, psychedelic trip while Luke Rockhold falls on the floor laughing. Oculus Rift, please sponsor Cormier and release weekly videos.