Dana White believes that UFC light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has more fights left in the tank than he is letting on.
The original plan was (and presumably still is) that the champ will hang up his gloves for good and retire just prior to his 40th birthday in March.
And in a way, it would be a fitting ending to a career that saw Cormier successfully win over a large portion of his detractors after years spent in the shadow of his great rival Jon Jones.
If we’re to assume that DC is going to fight Brock Lesnar next, he would find himself bowing out with the biggest payday of his career against an opponent who would do wonders for helping him to build his own name before he steps out of the octagon for good.
And yet, the looming spectre that is Jon Jones still provides us with perhaps the most intriguing retirement fight possible for Daniel Cormier.
A third-fight between the two at heavyweight is a lot more realistic than many people think and in a recent interview with TMZ, UFC president Dana White stressed his belief that Cormier isn’t quite finished yet.
When asked about his plans for DC, White has this to say:
“I don’t know. We don’t know that either yet. I think Cormier’s got a couple left in him.”
“I hope so. That was what I would like. I would like to see Jones and Cormier fight at heavyweight but right now, Cormier’s team wants him to retire right now.
“They want him to retire right now. I hope we can get three more fights out of him.”
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena