Daniel Cormier questions if it’s ‘time for Dominick Reyes to be done’ with MMA after UFC 281

Dominick Reyes’ current skid has Daniel Cormier wondering if he should retire.

Reyes (12-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) lost his fourth fight in a row this past Saturday at UFC 281 when he was brutally knocked out by Ryan Spann in the first round. Since losing a narrow decision to Jon Jones at UFC 247 in February 2020, things have gone downhill for the former title challenger, who went on to suffer knockout losses to ex-champ Jan Blachowicz, current champ Jiri Prochazka, and now Spann.

With the fashion in which Reyes is losing, Cormier thinks he might have to consider hanging up his gloves.

“Is it time for Dominick Reyes to walk away after what Ryan Spann did to him?” Cormier asked on his “DC & RC” ESPN show. “Because we got a guy that was super close to becoming the champion against Jones, to now he got knocked out by Jiri who’s the champ, he got knocked out by Jan Blachowicz who was the champ. Now he’s not fighting champions, he lost to a guy in Ryan Spann, who has now won two in a row. Is it time for Dominick Reyes to be done?”

He continued, “Dominick Reyes was so close to being the champion. When it starts to turn in the way that it has, it’s time for him to walk away.”

However, Reyes thinks otherwise.

Following his knockout loss to Spann, Reyes released a positive statement in which he said he’ll be back. UFC president Dana White was asked about Reyes in the post-fight news conference but was unsure of the former title challenger’s future.


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Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie