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.
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