Daniel Cormier has officially announced his retirement from MMA. The 41-year-old last fought at UFC 252.
A match which was in advance touted as the last match of the glorious career of Daniel Cormier, indeed got the final imprint. Daniel Cormier on DC & Helwani announced that it is time for him to hung up his gloves.
In his long illustrious Career, Daniel Cormier has had many iconic battles, and his farewell fight was also one in every means. It would be an understatement, if anywhere it gets highlighted that he could not win his last bout, and walk out from the sport as a Heavyweight champion, since he has an exemplary record to showcase (22-3-1), and his name will always come into picture whenever a debate about The GOATs of the game will get instigated.
Daniel Cormier Officially Announces Retirement
A couple of days after UFC 252, DC on social media posted about his retirement, and thanked his fans, and other essential people in his life for constantly supporting him during the thick and thins.
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However, this time he has come in front of camera to state the same. In the recent episode of DC & Helwani, Daniel Cormier addressed various topics like usual, but this time the episode was more about DC himself, rather than other happenings in the MMA world. On retirement, DC bluntly said, “I’m not going to fight anymore.”
DC further said, “I was talking to Joe Rogan after the fight, and I told him my interest is fighting for championships, and I can’t imagine with a loss that I’d be fighting for a belt again. I lost two fights in a row for the first time in my career. You’ve got to understand when it’s time, and the reality is part of the reason I got hit with that right hand by Stipe is because I’m older. You can’t fight father time.
“At 41 years old, I fought the heavyweight champion of the world three rounds to two with the idea that I wanted to win. I didn’t go in there trying to give a good account of myself. I wanted to win the fight and I still believe I can beat Stipe Miocic. But every day that passes, it doesn’t work in my favor.”
Immediate Reaction Following The Loss
Daniel Cormier also conveyed that upon reflecting at the result, much like his previous losses his emotions again got the better of him, but said this time it is different as he no longer has to carry the brunt to make himself stronger for his next bout.
“I was very sad; I cried like always, I felt very sad and disappointed, I apologized to my coaches for not getting the job done. Apologized to my wife and kids and everybody that thought I was going to win the fight and have sacrificed so much for me to get ready for the fight.
“I started thinking to myself when I’m sulking, I started thinking to myself those reactions a lot of times were preparation for the next time. If I was so sad and I was crying because [Jon] Jones beat me, I cried and I was sad because I wanted to ensure that it hurt so much that it would never happen again. Then I started thinking, there isn’t another one. There isn’t another ‘again.’ I needed to maybe process this one a little bit different.”
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