Daniel Cormier circled, hunched over with his hands outstretched.
It was wrestling practice at American Kickboxing Academy and Cormier -- as one might expect from a former captain of the US Olympic wrestling team -- was leading the half-dozen gym members.
"This is something I've always enjoyed," said Cormier, who had on a University of Maryland sweatshirt given to him by a friend who coaches there. "I love to share what I know."
And wrestling remains the base of Cormier's MMA repertoire, even if he's knocked out seven of his opponents in a flawless 11-fight pro career. Cormier makes his UFC debut against Frank Mir at UFC on FOX 7 at HP Pavilion on Saturday.
Cormier exited as Strikeforce's Heavyweight Grand Prix champ, beating Dion Staring with a second-round TKO in the promotion's final event in January before it was absorbed by the UFC.
Cormier, 34, counts his friend and UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez as one of his training partners. Now that Cormeir is in the UFC, thing...