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Daniel Cormier releases statement after loss to Jon Jones at UFC 214

Daniel Cormier breaks his silence after his first career stoppage loss courtesy of Jon Jones at UFC 214 on Saturday night.

UFC 214  Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

UFC 214 did not exactly go as how Daniel Cormier had planned it. He was able to establish a good enough rhythm in the first two rounds, only to be knocked out with a head kick in the third round.

DC is marked with a second loss in his record courtesy of Jon Jones, the same man who dealt him his first defeat. Their bitter rivalry of almost three years has now come to an end, and Cormier himself had acknowledged it during his highly emotional post-fight Octagon interview with Joe Rogan.

Jones has now set his sights on a possible fight against Brock Lesnar. Cormier, on the other hand, is seemingly ready to move past this loss as well, at least according to a statement he released via Instagram.

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