After convincingly beaten Derrick Lewis last night in the main event of UFC 230 in NYC, heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier turned his sights back to a blockbuster fight with Brock Lesnar, and indicated that it may prove to be his retirement bout.
“That could be the retirement fight for ol’ DC,” Cormier told reporters backstage after the fight. “That’s crazy, right? When you start to think about it. Talk about having an opportunity to go out on an all-time high, headlining in Vegas against Brock Lesnar before I turn 40, two weeks before my birthday, have my biggest fight. Yeah, it’s crazy.”
As things stand that fight would take place on March 2nd and is sounds like Cormier is definitely becoming attached to the idea of hanging up his gloves afterwards.
“I’m glad that [Dana White] wants me to take some time, because I stepped up on short notice. And honestly, I’ve fought three times this year with three finishes – three championship fights, three finishes. I’ve had a big year, probably one of my more active years I’ve had in a long time. And it just feels good to get my hand raised. It looks like March 2, 2019 could be the last time you guys see me fight in the octagon.”