Daniel Cormier entered UFC 214 as the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, but then Jon Jones would knock him out and take the gold away from him.
The former champion has been quiet since the knockout loss, but then the fighter issued a statement of his own on Sunday Night.
In the statement, the former champion congratulates his longtime rival on his victory and apologizes to referee “Big” John McCarthy for his post-fight actions.
Here is the statement that Cormier released via Instagram:
First off, thank you all for the kind words. I have felt the support. Congratulations to Jon Jones and his team. They did a phenomenal job and got the victory. Also, to Big John McCarthy, I would like to apologize for acting up with you. I am thankful for the time you gave me to try and defend myself and stay in the fight. You are the best in the business for a reason. I also wanna thank my team and my coaches. I love you all from the bottom of my heart. Your time and energy is greatly appreciated. You guys did a wonderful job, I was ready. It's a fist fight and things happen. Dana White and the @ufc, thank you for being the premiere organization in all of MMA. Again, congrats to Team Jones and JacksonWink. Love you all. I'll see you soon. DC [email protected]
Cormier has only suffered two defeats in his professional MMA career and they both came to UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones.