Newly crowned heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has some lucrative fights in his future, but a rematch with former champion Stipe Miocic does not neem be in the cards.
Cormier told mmaweekly.com that due to his retirement plans, he does not think that another fight with Miocic will happen.
“I don’t think it will happen again because of the timing.” said Cormier. However, Cormier did say that he believed that Miocic would be fighting for the title very soon.
In the aftermath of UFC 226, Miocic sent out a congratulatory tweet to Cormier, where Miococ indicated that he would like face Cormier again.
Congrats to DC. Didn’t get the chance to say it in the cage, but lets dance again and get a rematch before you call it a career.
Thx to my coaches and team.
Being the greatest heavyweight in UFC history is a career-long journey and doesnt end here. I’m more motivated than ever!
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) July 9, 2018
At the conclusion of their heavyweight title bout at UFC 226, former champion Brock Lesnar entered the cage to confront Cormier. At the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White indicated that the Cormier-Lesnar fight would be booked in the coming months.
A Cormier-Lesnar fight could not happen until early January 2019 , when Lesnar has completed his USASA suspension.
Previously, Cormier stateted that he we wanted to retire from MMA in March 2019. Cormier will turn 40 on March 20, 2019.