Daniel Cormier endured a unanimous decision setback to Stipe Miocic in their trilogy match at UFC 252 last night. Both competitors showed flashes of brilliance early on. Especially Miocic, who succeeded to drop Cormier towards the end of the second round and looked to have all the momentum. However, Cormier would go on to hurt his left eye and things weren\u2019t helped either when Miocic accidentally poked it towards the end of the third round which referee Marc Goddard missed and later apologized for. But, according to UFC President Dana White, the eye poke suffered by Cormier is no excuse for the loss. https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/CD7tnVah3wj\/ Dana White on Cormier Eye Poke at UFC 252 Dana fielded questions from the media after UFC 252. During the post-fight press conference, White expressed his thoughts on how the trilogy fight played out. He also made it clear that while eye pokes were present, it's not an excuse to use for a loss. https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vLKyQJZzPbYU \u201cYou can\u2019t look at the eye poke and take that away," said Dana in regards to Stipe's victory. "There were two eye pokes \u2013 they both got poked in the eye, and that eye was hurt before the poke. We\u2019ve got a big group text that goes on, and I was like, \u2018There\u2019s something wrong with Cormier\u2019s eye,\u2019 and then he got poked after that. That didn\u2019t help, but they both got poked \u2013 you can\u2019t use that as an excuse. Analyzing an Instant Classic Next, Dana spoke about the fight overall. Although there were eye pokes, the fight was still a classic heavyweight matchup for the ages. \u201cIt was an awesome fight,\u201d White said. \u201cI had it 2-2 going into the last round. It was the fight everybody thought it was going to be, and it was exciting. How tough are both of those guys? I mean, both guys get poked in the eye, both guys got rocked. They fought their hearts out. It was an incredible heavyweight championship.\u201d Do fans of the sport believe that the eye poke affected the outcome of the fight? Or, is Dana White's analysis of the situation accurate?