Daniel Cormier Shares Emotional Message After Losing Father to Cancer

via @dc_mma instagram
via @dc_mma instagram

Condolences to DC and family

It’s been an absolute gutting month for the former champ-champ and sure-fire future Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier.  DC lost his heavyweight championship to Stipe Miocic at UFC 241. To make matters worse, Cormier shared the tragic passing of his father to cancer.

Cormier Paid Respect via Instagram

Cormier shared a series of photos on his Instagram with an intricate heartfelt caption.

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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

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Cormier wrote, “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.”

He also wrote:

“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 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 strength of this family, now you get to rest. No more pain. Love you Dad.”

Fighters Reacted To the Heartfelt Statement

Virtually every fighter on the planet showed their support for Cormier during this tragic time.

Michael Bisping wrote, “So sorry for your loss. You made him proud beyond belief I’m sure. Seeing your success and the man you became is the greatest success any man can have. So sorry!”

Michael Bisping
Michael Bisping

Chuck Liddell also expressed, “Sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. I’m sure he was very proud. He raised a great man both inside and outside the ring! May he Rest In Peace”

Chuck Liddell
Chuck Liddell

Other notable members of the MMA to show respect where fellow fighters Kelvin Gastelum, Tyron Woodley, Frankie Edgar and more. Other well-known figures were Dana White himself and UFC broadcaster Megan Olivi.

Middle Easy sends Cormier and his family our deepest condolences during this tragic time. We offer our most sincere thoughts and prayers to DC and wish the best for healing going forward.

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