Daniel Cormier Names Two More Blockbuster Fights He Wants Before Retiring

UFC Light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is about to head into a superfight with heavyweight titleholder Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 and it sounds like he also wants a couple of other blockbuster match-ups before finally hanging up his gloves.

“I think I can get two more, I can squeeze a couple more in,” Cormier said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN. “If I fight July 7, I bet I can get one around November and then take a month off in December, and I can squeeze one in in the beginning of March.”

The 39-year-old then went on to name the two big-name stars he’d like to face before calling to on his career.

“I beat Stipe Miocic – and this all depends on the UFC, and Alexander Gustafsson may hate to hear this – but I’d like to at some point fight (Jon) Jones again and fight Brock Lesnar. Those are the two ideal end fights, but things don’t always work out perfect. But I feel like that would be perfect. There’s going to be a few guys pissed off about it, but they can enjoy fighting each other.”

DC went on to explain further why he wants to fight Jones and Lesnar in particular.

“These are just the two biggest fights that I could possibly have and nothing more. The Jones fight, that story writes itself. Brock Lesnar is just a chance to fight a guy that is a massive name. I think it would be a good fight to go out with.”

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