If Cormier wins, this won’t be his last fight. If he loses, he says, “ I can’t go out like this ”: Dana White refuses to believe DC will retire after UFC 252 trilogy showdown with Stipe Miocic
- Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic are ready for a monumental fight in Las Vegas
- The clash of the veterans has been dubbed the largest in UFC heavyweight history
- Cormier claims he has plans to retire after the fight and quit at the very top
- However, UFC President Dana White believes the 41-year-old could fight again
Dana White does not take up Daniel Cormier’s claims that he will retire after UFC 252, and predicts that the 41-year-old will continue to fight regardless of the result in Las Vegas.
On Saturday, history is on the line, with the veteran poised to settle his rivalry with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in a trilogy brawl dubbed the biggest in the division’s history.
The former two-weight title holder has insisted he will ‘ride off into the sunset’ after facing Miocic, but made the same claim for his fourth-round 2019 knockout defeat to the Ohio native – after defeating his fellow countryman for the win in 2018.
Dana White believes Saturday’s UFC 252 won’t be the last fight Daniel Cormier fans see
The former two-weight champion takes on Stipe Miocic in a historic heavyweight clash in Vegas
UFC president White thinks that regardless of the outcome, Cormier will be lured into more fights
“No, it isn’t (Cormier’s last fight),” White said ESPN subsequently.
‘Of course it depends on how the fight plays out on Saturday night. If Cormier wins in spectacular fashion, this won’t be his last fight. And if he knows him like I do, if he loses, it’ll be, “I can’t go out like this.”
You know me, when people start talking about retiring, I think they should. Stipe, who people said he’s probably going to retire after this too, but he squashed that tonight, I don’t think any of them should retire.
The 41-year-old claimed he would also retire for his last fight against Miocic last year
Miocic and Cormier will compete for the title of the UFC’s greatest heavyweight of all time
‘They are two of the best in the world, and they still have a lot in them. But we’ll see how the fight turns out on Saturday. ‘
A failure for DC could cause him to look for a worthy adversary if White’s prophecy comes true, but the victory could lead to a massive trilogy battle with Jon Jones.
Cormier has yet to beat the undisputed lightweight champion, after being defeated by unanimous decision in 2015, before wiping out his second loss in 2017 after Jones tested positive for Turinabol – he earned a 15-month suspension.