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Daniel Cormier responds to retirement talk after UFC 241 defeat to Stipe Miocic

Cormier suffered a devastating defeat to Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 on Saturday night.The 40-year-old lost his heavyweight belt after the fight was stopped in the fourth round following a barrage of body shots.Before the bout, many MMA fans predicted Cormier would retire if he fell to a second defeat of his career.

But the Louisiana native does not want to rush into a decision. Related articles
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“But, it is a tough pill to swallow. And uh, at forty years old, you know, with so many other opportunities.“I need to speak to my wife and we need to make an educated decision as to what we are going to do.”UFC president Dana White wants Cormier to take his time to figure out his next move.

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Dana White offered Daniel Cormier advice (Image: UFC)I dont know what the future is for Cormier, White said in the post-fight press conference.

I told him, Dont think about whether you want to fight again, you dont want to fight again and any of that stuff.Just relax. Go home and spend some time with your family and well talk about all that s**t later’.”Meanwhile, Cormier admitted after the defeat that Miocic’s change in tactic was difficult to deal with.

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Stipe Miocic is the new UFC heavyweight champion (Image: GETTY)“I think he made a great adjustment, like you said with the body shots,” he added.

.“He hit me with a number of right hands and I didn’t really feel anything.“So I may have taken those for granted.“He landed a great one (right hand) and then did a great job of following up. He’s a fantastic champion and congratulations to Stipe and his team.”..

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