‘The Strength of Kids Is Truly Amazing’- Daniel Cormier Looks Back at His TKO Loss to Stipe Miocic

Published 08/16/2021, 2:52 PM EDT
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 17: Daniel Cormier is interviewed after his TKO loss to Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 241 event at the Honda Center on August 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC dual division champion Daniel Cormier recently posted an emotional throwback picture of his kids standing by him after his titular loss against Stipe Miocic at UFC 241. The former fighter-turned analyst took to Twitter and shared his thoughts on the same alongside the image.

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Cormier had entered that match in order to defend his heavyweight gold against Miocic after claiming the gold a year back against the same fighter. The Ohio native stopped ‘DC’ after a flurry of punches to reclaim his gold.

Cormier, in his Twitter post, wrote, “The strength of kids is truly amazing! This was after I lost to Stipe in Anaheim, my kids watched me charge out ahead to see me ultimately fall short. Every time I lost I was a mess, but for as sad as they were they tried to make Dad feel better. My Dan and Keke!”

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Cormier was an elite-level competitor in the UFC. In a storied career of 25 fights, he won 22 times and just lost 3 fights, out of which, two came against Stipe Miocic and one against Jon Jones.

Despite being at a disadvantage during his fights because of his height and reach, he displayed his sharp wrestling and striking capabilities to cover up those aspects.

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Prior to his stint with UFC, Cormier was the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion and King of the Cage Heavyweight Champion. He also holds the distinction of having won a world championship belt in every promotion for which he has fought.

Daniel Cormier speaks his mind about who could beat Ciryl Gane

Cormier is a light heavyweight and heavyweight great. He knows how difficult it is to survive in the most dangerous divisions the promotion offers. But there is one fighter who has shown an entirely unique approach when it comes to the heavyweight division. He is none other than Ciryl Gane.

Gane has really impressed the former dual-division champ. According to the latter, it would be hard for anyone to stop the Frenchman. But the American also names a fighter who could trouble the swift-moving heavyweight.

“Jon Jones beat me twice. I’m an athlete,” ‘DC’ told on his YouTube show. “He’s seen the speed, he’s seen the foot movement and the angles, he’s had to deal with guys like that before.”

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“Now, can he handle that in a weight class above? I don’t know. But I truly believe that Jones is one of the guys that truly can give Ciryl Gane problems. But I don’t know who beats him. I think Francis has his hands full, man. I think Francis really has his hands full.”

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It is quite interesting from ‘DC’ to speak good about Jon Jones. After all, they both had an intense rivalry during their battle for light heavyweight supremacy.

What did you make of ‘Cormier’s emotional post about his children?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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