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Daniel Cormier explains why UFC 278 was 'a fairytale ending' for Luke Lockhold

Daniel Cormier believes UFC 278 was a fairytale ending for Luke Rockhold.

Rockhold, who ended a three-year hiatus in the co-main event at UFC 278, returned to middleweight against Paul Costa. It’s a much-anticipated bout that’s going to be a tough fight for both sides, and it’s as if Rockhold won and he’s likely to claim the title.

Unfortunately for Rockhold’s former middleweight champion, he lost to Costa by a clear decision. Although he lost, Cormier felt that Rockhold played well and had to have an interesting fight in front of fans.

“We got into the co-main event and my boy Luke Lockhold played the last fight of his career, you know? I can’t say I wasn’t disappointed. Because from He technically looks like he has a lot left, but his cardio, his body position, the way he looks in there tells me it’s time for my boy to leave,” Cormier said on his YouTube channel. said. “So I ran over and gave him a big hug…Hail to my boy Luke. Guys, I hope you like this while we’re there. I always say you have to enjoy your fighters while having them …because you never know when they’re going to leave.

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“I received this photo for me and now we’re all gone. You look at this picture, it’s Khabib Nurmagomedov, myself, Luke Rockhold and Kane Velasquez, if you look at the coach on the right, Kane’s on the left, He’s dead,” Cormier continued. “Cain is in prison. We had a very, very good time at the American Taekwondo Academy and the finals we call the Big Four bow before the fans tonight and I’m sure it’s a fairytale ending for Luke Rockhold . “

With Rockhold retiring at UFC 278, the former UFC middleweight king ended his career with a 16-6 record, but was in the final five fights. Finished his career with a 1-4 record in the middle. He is also a former Strikeforce middleweight champion with notable victories against the likes of Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida, Michael Bisping and Jacare Souza.

Daniel Cormier says UFC 278 is Luke Rockhold’s fairytale ending?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM



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