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UFC News: Daniel Cormier's Daughter's Reaction To Derrick Lewis Fight Was Heartbreaking

372   //    09 Nov 2018, 15:45 IST

Daniel Cormier and his children!
Daniel Cormier and his children!

What's the story?

At UFC 230, Daniel Cormier came face-to-face with Derrick Lewis in the Octagon for the main event of the pay-per-view.

While some fans were hoping that Daniel Cormier would not actually retire on his self-imposed retirement date of 20th March, 2019. One of the only ways this could happen would be if Cormier's children asked him to not retire. After the fight with Derrick Lewis was over, however, going by Cormier's daughter's reaction, this is not likely to happen.

Thanks to MMA Junkie for the heads up.

In case you didn't know...

Daniel Cormier defended his UFC Heavyweight Title against Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230. The fight was one extremely hyped up from the get go, with Lewis having knocked out Alexander Volkov at UFC 229.

The fight was announced with hardly a month for either fighter to prepare for it, bit they still delivered.

Daniel Cormier recently talked about retiring from the UFC and revealed that he would do so by the 20th of March, 2019. This is a decision, which while he is not looking forward to, he is determined to stick.

The heart of the matter

While some fans were hoping that Daniel Cormier's children would be able to talk him out of retiring, Cormier revealed that his daughter had an extremely touching reaction after seeing Derrick Lewis at the end of Cormier's fight.

Cormier said that his children loved his fights, and the excitement present in the arenas, but his daughter did not like the other side that was present in his fights.

"(My daughter) goes, ‘Mom.’ And my wife goes, ‘What?’ She goes, ‘I feel really bad for Derrick. He looks sad.’ So, like, they got to see the other side."

Cormier said that his daughter was very sensitive, and after seeing Lewis 'sad' after losing to her father, would not want her father to fight again. She had also seen what had happened after the Jones fight, so it would be unlikely that she would want him to fight again.

What's next?

Daniel Cormier's last fight might be in danger with Roman Reigns stepping away from WWE. Instead, he may end up facing Jon Jones or Stipe Miocic at UFC 235.

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