UFC Tonight is FOX’s magazine-style program, which covers all things UFC on a weekly basis.
Cormier joins co-host Kenny Florian, and veteran journalists Karyn Bryant and Ariel Helwani on the UFC Tonight team.
“I love being a part of the UFC on FOX family and extending my mixed martial arts career,” says Cormier. “The TV analyst role is exciting, fun and actually improves my fighting skills, because I see the action so differently now. I look forward to working with the team each week on UFC Tonight and vow to bring the light heavyweight title belt with me to the desk in January.”
Cormier is slated to challenge UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 182 on Jan. 3 in Las Vegas.
“We’re thrilled to have Daniel join the UFC Tonight team on a permanent basis,” said Steve Becker, FOX Sports coordinating producer – UFC. “He’s been working with us as an analyst and fill-in co-host for almost two years and has proven to be a natural talent in front of the camera, providing excellent insight and a fantastic personality.”
“I’m very excited that Daniel Cormier will be my partner on UFC Tonight,” said co-host Florian. “Daniel is one of the few people who can bring high-level analysis, world class fighting skill, experience, humor and personality to the table. Having a friend like Daniel on set makes the show a lot more fun and I look forward to many shows with him.”
FOX in June cut its broadcasting ties with Sonnen following multiple failed drug tests.