Cormier did his best to portray that he’s the man running the division if you remember, he won the championship in the absence of Jones. Aside from one loss and one no contest to Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, DC is perfect in his career, both at light heavyweight and heavyweight. Cormier started his MMA career as a heavyweight.
At one point heavyweight belt belonged to Cormier’s friend and teammate Cain Velasquez, is now with the heavy-handed Stipe Miocic. Miocic who is going to defend his title against scary knock-out titan Francis Ngannou at UFC 220 on January 20th in Boston. Coincidentally, in the co-event Daniel Cormier’s title defense against Volkan Oezdemir.
Cormier has reached the peak of his career, and willing to return to heavyweight for one last fight to close out his career with a bang that would be amazing, while speaking to MMAJunkie radio.
“It would be the most amazing thing in the world [to challenge the UFC heavyweight champion as my final fight], but that would take some thinking, some talking and a real solid plan to try to get back to the type of weight that I would need to compete against [Stipe Miocic or Francis Ngannou]. Because, again, I’m not going in there to lose and say I gave it my best shot. If I go in there with Miocic or Ngannou, I’m going to win. That’s just who I am. So that would just be me and my team really coming up with a solid plan on how I’m going to get up to a healthy, strong, 245, 235, 240 pounds to go and fight those dudes.”
“Even if I did heavyweight again. I feel like at heavyweight, at my best, I was only fighting around 235, so I’d have to get 235 and real healthy and strong. I still feel like [my fight with Josh Barnett] is one of my greatest performances to this day. I still think for all the fights that I had – I fought very well against Dan Henderson, I fought very well against Alexander Gustafsson – I still feel like that’s one of my best performances.”
Previously, there were talks of Jones moving up this year to fight Miocic for the UFC heavyweight title. A potential super fight was fell apart by a possible anti-doping violation. As Jones sidelines due to the violation and is awaiting his hearing for this.
Before making a move, Cormier would first need to get through Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220.
What do you think DC will manage to win over Volkan? Do you think he will able to face either Ngannou or Miocic for his final career fight?