Cormier: “This Is Not Going To Ruin Me”
Following an action packed night of fights at UFC 182 that saw Jon Jones defeat Daniel Cormier via unanimous decision, Jones and Cormier joined media members for the post-fight press conference.
An emotional Cormier spoke about the bout:
“I worked so hard to try to become a champion at he highest level for a very long time, and it hasn’t really worked out for me. This one is tough. I truly believe I can get the job done. I thought I could get the job done. As we were fighting, it was still feeling pretty good.
“I can’t say enough about his mentality inside that octagon. I’ve shared that cage with some very, very strong men, some very big men – superheroes. But I can’t say enough about his grit and determination.”
“This is not going to ruin me. One way or the other, I’m going to stand across the cage from that man again. And I believe, just as I did tonight, I’ll take the fight to him again, I guess.”
At this point, as Cormier wiped tears from his eyes, media members began applauding, with Jon Jones joining in, briefly clapping for Cormier.