Walker (20-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) is beginning to pick up momentum in his career and he uses retired former simultaneous heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier as a source of inspiration.
“He’s champ-champ – two belts. Come on. That’s my dream, as well, and this guy did it,” Walker told reporters at the UFC 283 post-fight press conference. “I want to be on his level one day. I want to be a good wrestler, improve all of my skills, because I want to be there. I want to be ready to do what he did.
“I know it’s a huge thing to do. He’s a special fighter and a motivation not just for me, but everyone else. He’s a big, big motivation, and I want to do what he did.”