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By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Daniel Cormier suffered the first knockout loss of his professional career at last night’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, California.

“DC” was stopped by Jon Jones in the third-round of their event headlining fight, surrendering his UFC light heavyweight title in the process.

One day removed from the emotional setback, Daniel Cormier took to Instagram where he issued the following statement to his fans while congratulating Jon Jones on his victory.

“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”

Who would you like to see Daniel Cormier fight in his next octagon appearance?

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