Daniel Cormier’s UFC 241 loss to Stipe Miocic was a tough pill for the former UFC heavyweight champion to swallow.
While Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) spoke to the media following the event and touched on a number of topics, “DC” took additional time Monday to post to Instagram a message to his supporters. The 40-year-old fighter apologized to his family, friends, and team for the loss Saturday night at Honda Cener in Anaheim, Calif. and wrote, “I can’t stress the disappointment, I am so sorry to all I have let down.”
The former UFC double champion also congratulated Miocic (19-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) on the victory, calling the winningest champion in the promotion’s heavyweight history, “the definition of Cleveland tough.”
Cormier also expressed gratitude towards UFC president Dana White and the company in general for their help throughout the years, “@danawhite And all at the @ufc thank you all for everything you have done for me and my family,” he wrote.
Finally, Cormier briefly addressed his fighting future, but didn’t definitively say whether fans have seen the last of him inside the cage. According to Cormier, a decision will come once he’s had more time to consider his options.
“This has been the most amazing journey, I will decide what I am gonna do now, and as soon as I decide you will all know right away,” Cormier wrote. “I love you all. DC”
The full instagram post from Cormier can be seen below:
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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 everytime I think about it. 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. @danawhite And all at the @ufc thank you all for everything you have done for me and my family. This has been the most amazing journey, I will decide what I am gonna do now, and as soon as I decide you will all know right away. I love you all. DC
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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