So much so that he wanted to take his UFC light heavyweight title belts out of his home display and throw them in the trash.
On Monday’s 400th edition of The MMA Hour, Cormier confessed that his first instinct was to trash his belts, but said his wife had the good sense to talk him out of such a rash decision.
“I was pissed off, man,” Cormier said. “I just couldn’t believe that that happened. You don’t understand me, you know? It’s like this thing, I guess it’s like a wrestling thing, you get so mad, you don’t think about the the emotion and reaction, and then you regret it later. I would have regretted throwing those away. My wife wouldn’t let me.”
Last week, the result of the UFC 214 fight in Anaheim was overturned to a no-contest, a result of Jones’ failed drug test, and Cormier was returned to champion status.
But Cormier still hasn’t returned the belts to his display. Cormier explained that he hosted a party at his house on Saturday’s big fight night, with teammate Luke Rockhold returning to action and the big Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez- Gennady Golovkin boxing match, and those who attended saw all his mementos except the UFC belts.
“I had a fight party last week to watch Luke and ‘Canelo' fights and I have this movie room in my house,” Cormier said. “I have a whole bunch of pictures and fight stuff and memories and stuff of my fights and all my championships. And when everyone came over, they saw my Strikeforce title, and King of the Cage, and XMMA and they were like ‘hey, where are your UFC championships?’”
For now, they’re in the closet, where they’ll stay until Cormier again feels comfortable with them.
“I still haven’t put those back up,” Cormier said. “I tried to throw them away but my wife wouldn’t let me. So I just put them away in my closet. I’m still not at the point now where I can take all these belts out and face them every day.”