During an Instagram Live chat yesterday Daniel Cormier hinted that there have been significant talks about his trilogy fight with current heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and that the event may also feature welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
“I know we’re in a crazy time right with the world and the way things are, and it’s very up in the air,” Cormier told fans. “But I think for me with the way things are going and the discussions we had heading into all this, the way that the discussions and the terms of the fight was going, man, where I am going to fight this guy, for my last fight, it’s going to be as ideal for me as I could’ve ever hoped for. It’s going to be beautiful.”
Cormier wouldn’t be drawn further on a potential timescale or exact location for the event – and even if he had it probably wouldn’t be worth much at this stage given the current uncertainty from one day to the next at the moment due to the coronavirus situation – but he did appear to suggest that the plan was for Kamaru Usman to also feature on the card.
“I think the way things are falling, you and I may be spending more time together than most people. Obviously we can’t say a day and time yet, but it’s looking like you and I shall, and will, be spending a party together.”
Whenever the fight does eventually take place, Cormier appears to be adamant that it will be the last time that he ever fights in the Octagon.
“Some guy asked me today, ‘You going to keep fighting?’ I said, ‘No, I got one.’ Some of these guys are very young. I don’t have to fight a young guy. Miocic is about to be 38 years old. I got to fight one old guy one more time. That’s it. I ain’t fighting no 27-year-old dude.”