Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier currently scheduled to challenge heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic (18-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) in the main event of UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas. ‘DC’ has an opportunity to become a simultaneous two-division champion, if he surpasses Miocic.
The countdown is on to Daniel Cormier’s retirement from the MMA. He plans to call time on his career by his 40th birthday. If things go smooth, ‘DC’ plans to defend his 205-pound title at least one more time before he hangs his gloves for good. However, MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has a different opinion on this matter.
If Cormier scores a win, he will sit on the top of the division, while a loss to Miocic definitely will put a full stop to his combat sports career, because there are no intriguing 205-pound fight for Olympian as former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones future inside the Octagon is in the air due to issues with USADA.
Chael Sonnen was speaking during a recent episode of Beyond the Fight podcast, where he discussed that MMA world would see last of Cormier’s era if he fails to score a win over Miocic. (Via BloodyElbow)
“I’m not sure we see Daniel Cormier fight again, So, he’s moved up to heavyweight. Let’s say he succeeds and he wins, he would then be the heavyweight champion. I suspect that he would relinquish 205 pounds.”
“Not a lot of compelling fights for him at 205 pounds,” Sonnen said. “That could change overnight with the insertion of Jon Jones, but I don’t think Jon’s gonna be back until next summer. I don’t know what the motivation would be.”
Cormier last fought at UFC 220 back in January, where he defeated Volkan Oezdemir in the second-round via TKO punches.
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