Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is taking a look at his subsequent struggle with Stipe Miocic as one of many final of his profession.
UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier’s days within the UFC are numbered. Cormier has spent his preventing profession taking over a number of the greatest fighters on the planet and now that the champ has reached 40 years outdated, he’s on the point of name it a profession. Cormier lately spoke with TMZ Sports activities about his subsequent struggle in opposition to Stipe Miocic and what lies forward.
“I all the time stated that I’d struggle till I flip 40, which was a card on March 2nd,” Cormier informed TMZ (h/t MMAFighting.com). “I couldn’t make that one so if I maintain true to what I used to be saying, then this is able to be the ultimate one. I don’t anticipate preventing a lot previous this. I simply wish to go on the market and do my factor. Finally, I do know what led to me having bother in wrestling. There are such a lot of variations in wrestling, I used to be like ‘final time I’m ever gonna weigh in, final time I’m ever gonna do that.’ I don’t have to be taking a look at it as if it’s a weight off my shoulders. I get the chance to arrange once more. I get the chance to go chase one other gold belt, a brand new gold belt. So I’ve received to essentially be residing that and luxuriate in that.”
Cormier has been speaking about hanging up his gloves on his 40th birthday for a while now. Again when he was the sunshine heavyweight champion he talked about his birthday, March 20, 2019, as an finish date. That date has now been pushed again, first with the promise of a bout in opposition to Brock Lesnar and now that Lesnar will not be returning, a rematch with Miocic.
Many followers of the game are eager for the much-anticipated trilogy struggle in opposition to Jon Jones, nevertheless, evidently won’t ever occur. Cormier will tackle Miocic at UFC 241 on August 17 in Anaheim, California.