A day later, Cormier finally was able to put things into perspective.
Cormier took to Instagram on Sunday night to congratulate Jones and thank everyone involved with the fight, including his own team, Jones’ camp and UFC president Dana White. The former light heavyweight champion also apologized to referee John McCarthy for being visibly upset after the fight was stopped, though “Big John” responded on Twitter early Monday morning that Cormier has “nothing to apologize for.”
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 📷@layziethesavage
Cormier’s mixed martial arts record dropped to 19-2 with the loss. Both defeats have come at the hands of Jones, who’s making a case to be considered the greatest MMA fighter of all time.
Cormier, who defeated Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at UFC 187 in May 2015 to win the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship, held the title for more than two years before losing it to Jones.
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