Former UFC 2-division champion Daniel “DC” Cormier has confirmed that his next fight against Stipe Miocic will be his last.
Daniel Cormier won the UFC heavyweight title from Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 in July, 2018. In that fight, he was able to utilize some “dirty boxing” in the clinch against Miocic, catching the champion with a punch that sent him down to the canvas in the very 1st round. Cormier won the UFC heavyweight title, along with a “Performance of the Night” bonus, becoming 2-division UFC champion.
He would go on to rematch Miocic at UFC 241 in August 17, 2019. In the rematch, Cormier found some success early, but Miocic ended up taking control of the fight after finding a home for multiple body shots. Miocic won the fight via knockout in the 4th round.
With 1 win each, the pair will face each other again with the UFC heavyweight title on the line. Stipe Miocic recently provided an update on his health and confirmed that he will fight Cormier next.
Cormier recently talked to MMA Fighting about his next fight, revealing that it will be his last:
“I got one [fight left],” Cormier said during a Instagram Live chat. “Some guy asked me today, he goes ‘you gonna keep fighting?’. I said no. I said I got one [more fight]. Cause here’s the deal, you fight these guys, they’re 28, 27, I think [Israel] Adesanya’s very young. Some of these guys are very young. I don’t have to fight a young guy.”
He went on to say that he isn’t interested in taking on the young, up-and-coming challengers:
“Miocic is about to be 38 years old. So I get to fight one more old guy, one more time. That’s it. I ain’t fighting no 27-year-old dude.”
Daniel Cormier has already cemented his legacy in the sport of MMA as one of the greats. He recently added a new accomplishment to his long list after passing his 50th USADA drug test.