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Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

Daniel Cormier Says Third Bout With Stipe Miocic Will be His Final Fight

Cormier and Miocic (photo via YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Daniel Cormier does indeed, hope to fight again. But, according to the former light-heavyweight and heavyweight champ, he’s only interested in facing Stipe Miocic one more time.

After Cormier was stopped by Miocic at UFC 241 last month, the decorated fighter said he was going to take some time before committing to another bout. More recently it’s been reported the UFC is hoping to book a rubber match between Miocic and Cormier.

During a recent interview with ESPN, Cormier had this to say about facing Miocic for a third time (quotes via MMA Mania):

“Win or lose, I’m not fighting again,” Cormier said. “This will be the only time I ever step foot inside the Octagon again. Next one is the last one, but it has to be Stipe, no one else matters. [UFC} wants me to fight Stipe again, it was a fantastic fight.”

“If Dec. 14 becomes available, that would work for me,” he continued. “I’d be happy to get myself ready to do that. I love to compete and I don’t want to finish like this. If he’s still good enough to beat me under those terms, then it is what it is.”

For some time, Cormier said he would not fight beyond his 40th birthday this past March. But after being sidelined with injuries in late 2018, Cormier extended his retirement date.

The accomplished wrestler knocked Miocic out in their first bout at UFC 226 last July.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:01 am
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