Daniel Cormier spoke out for the first time since falling to rival Jon Jones at UFC 214. The now former champion broke down his emotional state after the devastating loss to Jones in Anaheim.
“I feel like my coaches, I felt like they had done such a tremendous job of preparing me for this particular event,” … And for me to not be able to get the job done, that’s where I think a lot of my sadness came from. Obviously I was disappointed with the fight, but I felt bad for the people closest to me, because I felt like they had invested so much and had done so much to prepare me, and I was ready to go.”
Cormier suffered a major concussion and cannot remember much of the much talked about fight. Yet, the injury will not cause “DC” to retire from MMA.
“I feel like I still love the competition more than anything. That’s really what’s driving me. When I don’t have competition, I’m not in something like that, I’m miserable, man. I love to compete. I love to be in the environment. Not only am I going to fight again, but I do believe that Jon Jones and I will fight again. So, of course I have a desire to fight, and I believe that him and I will compete again before it’s all said and done.”
“I don’t know exactly what path leads back to a fight with Jones, but I anticipate he’ll be the champion. And I don’t believe anyone else in this division can compete with me. So, after I win enough fights, I believe that we’ll fight again. Also, we make money together, and when you make money together, the UFC is usually pretty open to making those matches.”
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