Earlier this year, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier revealed his intention to retire at 40. But before that, ‘DC’ looks to add to his legacy and cement his status as the G.O.A.T by becoming only the second fighter to hold two division titles simultaneously when he clashes with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 on July 7th in Las Vegas.
Before Cormier hangs up his gloves, he wants two final bouts that he has in his wish list.
Cormier speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, where he reveals his plans he would want to avenge his loss to bitter rival Jon Jones and then a big money fight with WWE superstar Brock Lesnar before he hangs up his gloves for good. (Via ESPN)
“I think I can get two more, I can squeeze a couple more in,” Cormier explained. “If I fight July 7th, I bet I can get one around November and then take a month off in December, and I can squeeze one in in the beginning of March. I can still fight,”
“I beat Stipe Miocic, and this all depends on UFC — and Alexander Gustafsson may hate to hear this — but I’d like to at some point fight Jones again and fight Brock Lesnar. Those are the two ideal end fights, but things don’t always work out perfect. But, I feel like that would be perfect. There’s going to be a few guys pissed off about it, but oh well, they can enjoy fighting each other.
“These are just the two biggest fights that I could possibly have and nothing more,” Cormier added. “The Jones fight, that story writes itself. Brock Lesnar is just a chance to fight a guy that is a massive name. I think it would be a good fight to go out with.”
Biggest dilemma here is, before Cormier faces his nemesis Jon Jones and Lesnar, both needs to clear there hurdles with USADA. Jon who’s waiting to hear from USADA for his recent drug test failure and facing a lengthy suspension. Lesnar is still working in WWE, but he does have the option to come back to the Octagon, before that he has to enter the USADA six-month drug-testing pool.
However, Stipe Miocic who wouldn’t let his record-breaking run come to an end.
Do you think ‘DC’ can make history at UFC 226?