Image source: Daniel Cormier Instagram (@dc_mma)
Cormier joined UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on Instagram live to whilst both fighters have been quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic.
On the call the recently turned 41-year-old Cormier discussed his current negotiations for a trilogy fight against Stipe Miocic in what will likely be his retirement fight. Cormier’s last outing saw him lose his heavyweight title to Miocic in their rematch marking the first loss at heavyweight for Cormier. DC will be looking to avenge that defeat and retire on top as the heavyweight champion of the world.
Cormier hinted that the way negotiations are going he could be spending a lot more time with Usman as they may be sharing a fight card together.
“Look, I know we’re in a crazy time right now with the world and with the way things are and it’s very up in the air but I think for me with the way things are going and the discussions that we had heading into the fight, into all this, the way that the discussions in terms of the fight were going, where I am going to fight this guy for my last fight, it’s going to be as ideal for me as I could ever hope for. It’s going to be beautiful.
I know people like getting scoops, and I think if I’m guessing, I think the way things are falling you and I may be spending more time together than most people believe
Obviously, we can’t say a date and time yet, but it is looking like you and I shall and will be sharing a party and I think that’s going to be a good thing.”
UFC President Dana White has already discussed the possibility of Usman defending his welterweight crown against BMF champion Jorge Masvidal at International Fight Week in July. Historically the UFC has put together some of their biggest and best shows on International Fight Week and a double header of Usman vs. Masvidal and Cormier vs. Miocic would surely generate some big PPV buys.
Cormier finally confirmed that the bout against Miocic would definitely be his retirement fight as he has no intentions of fighting the younger fighters.
“Some guy asked me today, he goes ‘you gonna keep fighting?’ I said no, I said I got one. Because here’s the deal, you fight these guys, they’re 28, 27, I think Adesanya’s very young. Some of these guys are very young. I don’t have to fight a young guy.
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.”