Many in the MMA community including Javier Mendez, the coach of now former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Cormier believed that Cormier’s post-fight interview with Joe Rogan on Saturday night at UFC 214, would have the UFC announcer regretting his decision. They would be correct…
Last night on his personal social media, the podcaster and tenured color commentator took the time to apologize for speaking with Cormier moments after the loss when it was clear that the former champion had suffered a concussion, stating that… “I don’t think I realized what I was doing until I actually had a mic in front of him. I’ve said I don’t want to interview KO’ed fighters”
My apologies to D.C. And to everyone else upset at me for interviewing him after the fight. In all honestly I was kind of in shock and I don’t think I realized what I was doing until I had a mic in my hand and I was talking to him. I’ve said that I don’t want to interview fighters after they’ve been KO’ed and then I did it to someone that I care a great deal about. It was 100% my fuck up and no one pressured me to do it. I posted a series of tweets about it on twitter but I know some of you folks only use instagram or Facebook so I thought the right thing to do is post it here as well. I was beating myself up about it all night, and whenever something like that happens it’s always my sincere intention to apologize and express my honest feelings. It’ll never happen again.
Mendez, while frustrated over the incident stating that Cormier “had no business” being interviewed as soon as the fight ended with Jon Jones winning in the third round in Anaheim on Saturday night.
“I am pretty sure he didn’t know ‘D.C.’ had a concussion (before the interview began),” Mendez said. “I’m sure it was after (the interview started Rogan) is when he realized ‘D.C.’ was not (all) there.”
Original Story: MMA JUNKIE