Dana White Says After Four Rounds Of War A Trilogy Between Cormier And Miocic Could Be Down The Pipe
Dana White spoke to Brett Okamoto following UFC 241. In the discussion, White spoke about a potential trilogy fight between heavyweights Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. Stipe defeated Cormier via knockout in the fourth round of their heavyweight title fight.
”It makes sense, it absolutely makes sense. If both guys wanted that, then yeah. If you look at Cormier, he said that coming into this fight. He was saying ‘I convincingly won the first fight. I don’t know how much longer I’ll fight. There’s (are) a couple (of) other fights I want out there instead of Stipe out there right now.’ But he did, he took the Stipe fight and maybe Stipe reciprocates and they do that again.”
The chances of the trilogy fight happening heavily depend on if Cormier ever fights again.
DC spoke to UFC commentator Joe Rogan in the octagon directly after the loss.
“You know, you don’t make decisions based on emotions,” Cormier said in a reflective tone. “I need to speak to my wife and we need to make an educated decision as to what we are going to do.”
Cormier has teased his career coming to an end for over a year. He’s been adamant on not fighting past the age of 40, especially if he isn’t defending a title. With the championship loss against Stipe, what could be next for DC if he decides to continue on?
Believe it or not, the loss DC suffered could set his career up for a memorable retirement fight.
DC now has the option of a trilogy fight vs Miocic for the heavyweight title, a trilogy fight against Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title, or a dream fight of his without title implications against Brock Lesnar. If DC decides to explore one of those options or hang up the gloves, his legacy as one of the greats inside the octagon is undeniable.