Daniel Cormier Reflects on Loss, Says Being Stopped is “Just Insane”
By FCF Staff
As the MMA world discusses and debates the fighting future of Daniel Cormier, the legendary fighter is going to take some time to consider his next steps.
Cormier faced Stipe Miocic in the headliner of UFC 241 last night, and after putting together three strong rounds, he was stopped in round four. The fight marked the first time Miocic had fought since last July, when Cormier knocked him out in the opening round to win the heavyweight title.
Since Cormier is 4o-year’s-old, and because he had initially planned to retire earlier this year, there’s been extensive speculation about the former champ-champ’s future. While talking about the loss and his future during the post-fight presser, Cormier said this (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“A lot of times we base decisions in emotion. I don’t want to be that guy. I’m going to go back and talk to [my wife] Selina and my coaches and we’ll figure out what’s next,” Cormier said.
“Losing is just terrible for me. I’m a competitive guy and just losing any type of fight is just terrible. Being finished to me is just insane. That’s twice I’ve been stopped, that’s not good. I’m smart enough to understand that.”
“I felt like I was doing pretty good. But then he landed that shot, in the fourth round he landed some good body punches and he landed that right hand that I didn’t see and he got the finish. He did a great job.”
With the loss, Cormier’s record now stands at 22-2, with 1 no-contest.