This past few weeks have been terrible for the former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion of the world Daniel Cormier. Last Sunday he lost his UFC heavyweight crown to Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 in Anaheim, California and this yesterday he lost his step-father Percy Benoit.
Percy Benoit was struggling from Cancer and Cormier took to Instagram to pay tribute to his father calling him the “bravest, strongest, hardest-working and most caring person” he’s ever known.
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 it’s about the legacy we leave behind, and my dad’s 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.