Two days later after losing the heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic at an eventful UFC 241, Daniel Cormier, former UFC double champion has released a statement on the recent loss.
All was going well for Cormier in the first three rounds, winning the majority of the exchanges and he was leading the scorecards when Miocic stormed back and begin attacking the body, which eventually spelled the beginning of the end. Miocic’s relentless body work hurt Cormier and the Cleveland native finally put him away with a barrage of punches late in the fourth round.
Cormier congratulated Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) on his ‘tremendous’ victory, and posted a detailed message on his Instagram account on Monday afternoon, expressing his distress and apologizing to his supporters, family and coaches for the loss.
“It’s been a couple of days and I can’t stress the disappointment, I am so sorry to all I have let down. To my wife and kids I am so sorry you guys had to experience that, I never wanted y’all to see that and the hurt you guys showed breaks my heart every time I think about it,” said Daniel on Instagram.
“My coaches I am sorry, I appreciate the work and time you’ve spent with me. My fans, thank you guys for all the love and support you have guided me to all these amazing accomplishments. Stipe Miocic and his team, congratulations on a tremendous victory, you showed so much heart and grit, you are the definition of Cleveland tough,” he added.
Following the defeat over the weekend, the 40-year-old Cormier isn’t prepared about his future after hinting that the fight against Miocic may be the last of his career.
For now, it seems Cormier is going to relax and recover as he anticipates his future after falling to Miocic on Saturday big night