Current two-division champion Daniel Cormier finally confirms that Brock Lesnar will ultimately the last fight of his career, as Cormier mentioned many times in the past that he’ll retire on his 40th birthday March 20.
Cormier is coming off a first-round knockout win over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, becomes the only second fighter in promotion’s history to hold titles in two divisions simultaneously. After the historic win, ‘DC’ called out a cage-side Brock Lesnar who stormed the cage and immediately shoved the new UFC champ.
UFC president Dana White confirmed at the UFC 226 presser, Lesnar and Cormier will square off next at an undetermined event.
After the Lesnar showdown, Cormier should ride into the sunset and never look back.
‘DC’ also teased a potential return at 205-pound to defend the title before facing Lesnar, who is currently under the USADA testing pool as of July 3 to serve the remaining six months of suspension and eligible to return to Octagon by early next year. Regardless of what happens, Cormier is steadfast that Lesnar will be the last bout of his storied career. (Via MMAnytt)
He’ll be the last one. He’ll be the last fight of my career,” Cormier said about Lesnar. “Will he be next? I don’t know. I hope so but I’ve still got a belt to defend at 205 [pounds] to think about.”
Cormier emphasized Shogun Rua, his potential opponent for his light heavyweight title defense, should he get past Anthony Smith at UFC Hamburg this Sunday, an idea that many wondering, if he’s merely trolling the top contender Alexander Gustafsson, who has been pretty vocal about getting a rematch against the Cormier, after The Mauler lost to him via split decision nearly three years ago.
I’ll let you guys figure that one out,” Cormier said with a laugh when asked if he was trolling Gustafsson by asking for “Shogun”.
Cormier isn’t worried who will be his next opponent but promises that he would be prepared for that challenge, even if that meant to wait little longer for Brock Lesnar fight.
“It’s going to be difficult but as a professional, you have to approach every fight the same exact way,” Cormier said about being excited to face a light heavyweight contender first before fighting Lesnar. “I would prepare myself to win and to defend the title. Any time you’re in a UFC title fight it’s a big deal and for anybody to say they didn’t up for it is crazy.
“You’re a professional. You’re a fighter. You have to get up for these events.”
Do you think Cormier will stick to his plan?