Daniel Cormier has named the two fighters he would like to get in before eventually hanging up his gloves before his 40th birthday next March.
Appreciate Daniel Cormier while you can, ladies and gentlemen.
The legendary light-heavyweight champion’s career may well be in its twilight years but ahead of him are quite possibly the greatest challenges of his career to date. Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 is the primary concern right now, but in a recent interview, DC made it clear that there are two more fights he wants after he is through with the heavyweight champ.
DC spoke to Ariel Helwani on the very first edition of his new ESPN venture Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show
“I beat Stipe Miocic – and this all depends on the 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 they can enjoy fighting each other.
“These are just the two biggest fights that I could possibly have and nothing more. 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.”
Cormier’s career has an expiration date, March 20th, 2019 – otherwise known as his fortieth birthday and should he emerge victorious over Miocic on Saturday week, the fights he envisages for himself could well be very realistic as possibilities.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena