“I made it,” Cormier told interviewer at UFC 274. “You win a UFC championship, it’s so difficult. I mean, people don’t even comprehend how hard it is to win a UFC championship, much less win a belt and defend a belt.
“Every guy in there (UFC Hall of Fame) is in there because they deserve it, so it’s truly a pleasure to sit along side these people, all these people I looked up to for so long. And every time, like I said, I’ll be called a UFC Hall of Famer. It means the world to me.”