By Oli Gamp For Mailonline
Published: 09:33 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 10:13 BST, 1 September 2020
Daniel Cormier has reaffirmed his decision to hang up his gloves and leave UFC after his defeat to Stipe Miocic last month, saying: 'You have to understand when it's time'.
The 41-year-old was left badly hurt as the American beat him via unanimous decision at UFC 252 in a five-round slugfest Las Vegas - claiming he was struggling to see out of his left eye.
At the time he promised it was goodbye and that it had been 'a helluva ride', and now he has insisted there is no way back for him in the sport because he can no longer perform at the highest level at his age.
Daniel Cormier has admitted he has no plans to fight again after his defeat to Stipe Miocic
The 41-year-old insists he 'can't fight father time' and feels it is the right moment to call it a day
'I'm not going to fight anymore,' he told
'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 is because I'm older. You can't fight father time.
'At 41-years-old, I fought the heavyweight champion of the world three