Kenny Florian has given his take on the immediate future of the former light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
Cormier, of course, lost out by way of fourth-round TKO to Stipe Miocic in the UFC 241 main-event last month, signalling the end of his run as the champion of the UFC heavyweight division and in many ways, leaving his future in the sport under quite a bit of doubt.
As one of the finest fighters mixed martial arts has ever seen, there will always be the curiosity amongst the fans to see him fight again but according to one of the sport’s most recognizable pundits, there’s absolutely no need for him to make the walk again.
Speaking during a recent episode of the Anik And Florian Podcast, the former UFC title-challenger Kenny Florian gave his thoughts on the impending retirement of the legendary DC.
Citing his already great legacy as a reason for him not needing to continue to compete, Florian explained his thoughts on seeing Cormier take on his great rival Jon Jones for a third time or Stipe Miocic in a trilogy fight.
“I’m sure the UFC would like to see that fight [with Jones]. That’s a big money fight, always has been for them. Me particularly, I would not like to see that fight against Jon Jones. Especially with Jon Jones really pushing for that fight to be at 205 pounds. I think that is a huge advantage for Jon Jones with that fight being at light heavyweight. I don’t need to see that.
“And I don’t need to see the Stipe Miocic rematch either, the trilogy fight. I don’t need to see that.
“That loss starts to sting you a little more. That’s what concerns me for DC Especially when the phone starts ringing and they start talking about dollar signs. So DC has enough money, he has preserved a tremendous legacy. He will go down as one of the best in the sport and I just don’t think it’s necessary.”