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Former UFC champion Daniel Cormier loses stepfather to cancer

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It’s been a rough week for former UFC champion Daniel Cormier.

UFC 241: Cormier v Miocic Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

It has not been a good week for former UFC two-division champion Daniel Cormier. After dropping the heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 via fourth-round knockout, “DC” has once again been dealt with a harsh blow.

On Saturday, Cormier announced the passing of his stepfather Percy Benoit via Instagram.

Today I lost my hero to cancer, my father was the bravest, strongest , hardest working and most caring person I’ve ever known. Always the life of the party and made everyone he ever came in contact with feel good. I never could have imagined we would be going through this right now.

All the lessons I wanna try and pass along I learned from my dad. You know its about the legacy we leave behind and my dads legacy will be one of just a great person, loving husband and father and friend to everyone.

If you’ve ever met Percy Benoit you’re better for it. We were able to see some amazing things pops and I hope you enjoyed the ride, I only wanted to make you proud. I love you pop, you were the strenght of this family , now you get to rest. No more pain. Love you Dad #rip #cancersucks

Cormier’s biological father was murdered when he was seven years old, and it was Benoit who took on the role in the aftermath.

Bloody Elbow sends its condolences to the Cormier family.