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Ex-champ Daniel Cormier congratulates Jon Jones for winning title

UFC 214 over the weekend marked the end of a long rivalry between two of the promotion’s top light heavyweight fighters, Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones.

The action-packed five-round battle ended in three rounds, with Jones viciously knocking out Cormier with a head kick and a barrage of strikes, en route to reclaiming the UFC light heavyweight title.

Daniel Courmier. Photo from @JREpodcast twitter account
A day after losing his title, the 38-year-old Cormier took to Instagram to congratulate his bitter rival for his convincing 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,” he captioned a photo of himself.

A post shared by Daniel "DC" Cormier (@dc_mma) on

The former Olympic wrestler also apologized to veteran MMA referee Jon McCarthy for initially protesting against his decision to halt the fight.

“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,” he wrote.

Author: Khristian Ibarrola
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/258748/ufc-ex-champ-daniel-cormier-congratulates-jon-jones-for-winning-title

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