Former UFC Light-Heavyweight and Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier says he isn’t interested in moving back down to LHW and wants to fight with Stipe Miocic next.
Cormier hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since last August, when he was defeated by Stipe Miocic by a 4th-round TKO in their rematch for the UFC Heavyweight title. The former Light-Heavyweight champion was ahead on the judges scorecards, before Miocic made the necessary adjustments to his gameplan. He started to rip the body of DC, which eventually lead to Cormier getting stopped by TKO.
Since that bout, the two have been in talks for a trilogy fight, but so far a rematch has not been scheduled. Miocic suffered an eye injury in the bout and has been dealing with it since, while DC has also been dealing with health issues.
In a recent media day interview ahead of UFC 248, Cormier was asked about his next fight, as well as if he would consider moving back down to Light-Heavyweight and if the Miocic trilogy is still on the cards. See what the former champion had to say below (via Heidi Fang).
“Daniel Cormier says he has no desire to go back to 205-division. He also just said he hopes he has one more fight left in him: I hope to have one more moment to hoist that belt over my head. He then added: “I’d like to fight Miocic.””
It seems that many fans would love for the former champion to return to the Light-Heavyweight division. Cormier is still ranked at LHW, which leaves the door open for a potential return to the division, though Cormier doesn’t see it that way. His main goal currently is to get healthy and complete the trilogy against his rival Miocic.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 6th March, 2020.