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Daniel Cormier is done with MMA, drops out from USADA testing pool

Daniel Cormier

During UFC 252, Daniel Cormier announced that he’s retiring from mixed martial arts. However, it wasn’t official till today when the ex-UFC champ withdrew his name from UFC’s drug-testing program. Following a defeat against Stipe Miocic, current UFC Heavyweight Champion, Cormier fixed up his mind about his future. By dropping out of USADA’s drug test, he formalized his decision.

“I feel like I’m closing the door shut on this thing,” Cormier said in a press briefing. “I got a text message from Cassandra asking me if I’m getting out of the USADA testing pool. I told her yeah. I just haven’t told them yet. I think when you do that you’re pretty certain of your decision.” 

“I’m not sad. I’m gonna miss it. I’m gonna miss the training camps and the fights. There’s nothing like a fight week. You have to understand when it’s your time,” Cormier added. 

Cormier had a successful career inside the octagon. He is only the second fighter to hold the heavyweight and light heavyweight championship at the same time. The Louisiana native has the distinction of winning championship titles in every weight category he competed. 

People’s reaction on Daniel Cormier hanging his gloves

Since the news broke out, people, especially UFC fans are thanking the 41-years old fighter on Twitter. Check out a few tweets admiring DC and wishing him a happy retired life. 

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