Daniel Cormier suffered his first defeat via finish last month (Sat. July 29, 2017) when he was knocked out by Jon Jones in the main event of the UFC 214 pay-per-view (PPV).
Jones and Cormier initially met back in January of 2015 in the main event of UFC 182 where Jones defended his light heavyweight title against the former Olympian. "Bones" bested "DC" over the course of 25 minutes and earned a unanimous decision win over the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) product. Jones then became embroiled in a string of personal issues that kept him out of the Octagon for some time, until last month in California where Jones got the opportunity to challenge Cormier, who captured the 205-pound championship in Jones' absence.
In the third round of their UFC 214 meeting, Jones landed a nasty head-kick that wobbled Cormier badly, sending him to the ground before Jones pounced on top to land some vicious ground-and-pound and earn the victory.
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Recently, Cormier joined The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani to open up about the loss and admits he still can't remember everything about that night (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“I don’t hold any ill will towards [Rogan],” Cormier said. “I think he was doing his job. I don’t hold any ill will towards John McCarthy either. John McCarthy gave me plenty of opportunities to stay in this fight. I couldn’t.
"The Joe Rogan interview, I don’t even know what happened. I still haven’t seen it, and honestly — man, I’ll be honest with you, I’m still missing time. Like, I don’t remember any of that.
“I don’t remember leaving the Octagon. Some of these photos where I was crying and I was hugging Bob (Cook), I don’t remember any of that. I remember being in the back — I feel like I came out of a fog. Like, I remember when I was in the back, they said ‘you have to go to the hospital.’
"I’m like, for what? I just am still missing time. I’m missing probably, I don’t know, 10 minutes. I talked to Dana (White) and I said, ‘I’m sorry if I pushed you,’ because I remember they said I pushed somebody.
“I do the TV stuff, so obviously I’ve got friends in TV, and they said that as they were watching in the Octagon, they could hear the microphone on Bob Cook, and I was asking questions, asking what happened, asking why Dana yelled at me,” Cormier continued.
“Then they said I was there and I was kinda tearing up, then they said that I looked up at the replay and that’s when I really broke down, because I guess I saw what happened. But I still, I don’t recall that. But again, tears and sadness mean that it means something to you, and I would do the same thing again.”
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