Daniel Cormier has begun making the media rounds, in advance of his UFC 226 bout with Stipe Miocic, and that recently included an appearance on “Conan”. But, as it turns out, the light-heavyweight champ almost no-showed.

As you’ll see by watching the clip , previous fighters that have appeared on “Conan” in advance of their fights, haven’t done so well in the cage. Thus, “DC” wasn’t sure if he wanted to risk being the latest competitor hit with the show’s curse…

Cormier will challenge the heavyweight champ Miocic on July 7th. It will mark the first time that both men have fought since UFC 220 in January, when Miocic defeated Francis Ngannou, and Cormier bested Volkan Oezdemir.

UFC 226 will go down in Las Vegas, Nevada.