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Daniel Cormier Confirms He’s Retiring: ‘I’ve Had a Long Run’

August 16, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Daniel Cormier is hanging up the gloves, confirming that his career inside the Octagon is over following UFC 252. Cormier was defeated by Stipe Miocic in the main event of last night’s show, and in a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan he said he was done.

Asked how he was feeling after the fight, Cormier said, “It sucks. Being on the losing end of two big fights and trilogies, it’s a very sad position to be in. But I will deal with it the way I have dealt with things in the past.”

Asked if he thought this was the end of his fighting career, the former champion said, “You know Joe, I’m not interested in fighting for anything but titles. And I don’t imagine there’s gonna be another title in the future, so that’ll be it for me. You know, I’ve had a long run. It’s been great. I mean, I just fought my last fight for a heavyweight championship and it was a pretty good fight.”

Cormier’s career ends at a record of 22-3-1, with an 11-3-1 career inside the UFC. That run saw him win both the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and UFC Heavyweight Championship at different times.

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