Daniel Cormier Issues Heartfelt Statement After Losing Father to Cancer

By Cole Shelton Aug 24, 2019
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Today I lost my hero to cancer, my father was the bravest, strongest , hardest working and most caring person I’ve ever known. Always the life of the party and made everyone he ever came in contact with feel good. I never could have imagined we would be going through this right now. All the lessons I wanna try and pass along I learned from my dad. You know its about the legacy we leave behind and my dads legacy will be one of just a great person, loving husband and father and friend to everyone. If you’ve ever met Percy Benoit you’re better for it. We were able to see some amazing things pops and I hope you enjoyed the ride, I only wanted to make you proud. I love you pop, you were the strenght of this family , now you get to rest. No more pain. Love you Dad #rip #cancersucks

A post shared by Daniel "DC" Cormier (@dc_mma) on Aug 24, 2019 at 12:10pm PDT



Daniel Cormier said goodbye to his stepfather after he had passed away from cancer. The former light heavyweight and heavyweight champion posted an emotional post on Instagram saying goodbye.

"Today I lost my hero to cancer," wrote Cormier. "My father was the bravest, strongest, hardest working and most caring person I've ever known. Always the life of the party and made everyone he ever came in contact with feel good. I never could have imagined we would be going through this right now. All the lessons I wanna try and pass along I learned from my dad. You know it's about the legacy we leave behind, and my dad's legacy will be one of just a great person, loving husband and father and friend to everyone. If you've ever met Percy Benoit you're better for it. We were able to see some amazing things pops and I hope you enjoyed the ride, I only wanted to make you proud. I love you pop, you were the strength of this family, now you get to rest. No more pain. Love you Dad."

Most recently, Cormier lost to Stipe Miocic by fourth-round TKO at UFC 241 to lose the heavyweight title. It was the rematch of their fight from UFC 226 where "DC" knocked out Miocic in the first round.

Whether or not Cormier will fight again remains to be seen.

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