Cormier, 41, spoke on his ESPN show, DC & Helwani this afternoon, where he announced his retirement, citing his intentions to remove himself from the USADA testing pool when prompted by the aforenoted, Ariel Helwani.
“I’m not going to fight anymore,” Cormier explained. “I was talking to Joe Rogan after the fight, and I told him my interest is fighting for championships, and I can’t imagine with a loss that I’d be fighting for a belt again. I lost two fights in a row for the first time in my career. You’ve got to understand when it’s time, and the reality is part of the reason I got hit with that right hand by Stipe (Miocic) is because I’m older. You can’t fight father time.”