Dana White Outlines Why he Wants Daniel Cormier to Postpone Retirement Plans
By FCF Staff
Daniel Cormier has repeatedly said he will not fight after he turns 40 next March, but Dana White is hoping to change the champ-champ’s mind.
For some time now, Cormier has said he’s going to hang up the gloves when he hits the 40-year mark and has repeated that plan since he added the UFC’s heavyweight title to his resume. But, while talking with MMA Junkie recently, White had this to say about the light-heavyweight and heavyweight champ’s plans:
“You know me,” White said. “When it’s time for someone to retire, I’m the first one to say, ‘See you later, have a good rest of your life.’ Cormier isn’t that guy. I think Cormier’s got three good fights left in him. I’d love to see him stick around longer. We’ll see how it plays out. I know his camp is really pulling for him to call it a wrap. I hope he doesn’t.”
It’s not clear year when Cormier will fight next. The champion was expected to defend the heavyweight title against Brock Lesnar in early 2019, but due to a new contract the latter has signed with the WWE, there’s been speculation as to when or if that bout will take place.