Leading up to Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic, Cormier has said on several occasions that his next fight against Miocic is expected to be his last fight, after facing Miocic at UFC 252, Cormier made it official. After losing to Miocic by unanimous decision and failing to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship, Cormier announced that he will be retiring from MMA after an almost 11-year career.

 
In his almost 11 year career, Cormier had a record of 22-2-1, winning 10 by knockout, 5 by submission, and 7 by decision. When Cormier arrived in the UFC, he entered the Light Heavyweight Divison dominating the competition on his way to becoming UFC Light Heavyweight Champion in 2015 after defeating Anthony Johnson for the vacant title after Jon Jones was stripped of the title.

 

 

After making his name in the Light Heavyweight division, Cormier took a chance at the Heavyweight Divison and it all paid off when he defeated Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight Champion at UFC 226 becoming the first fighter to hold titles in two different weight classes at the same time due to Cormier also holding the Light Heavyweight Championship at the time.

 

Photo Credit: Gregory Payan Associated Press

 

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