Cormier Says Lesnar Will Be Final Opponent
As opponents pile up for the UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier knows that he has only eight months to get through all of them.
Cormier, prior to defeating Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, made it known that he would retire on his 40th birthday in March 2019. Now, with two titles, Cormier has Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones, Yoel Romero, Shogun Rua, and more knocking on his door.
In regards to Lesnar, who made his return by confronting Cormier following his knockout of Miocic, Cormier feels like Lesnar will be the fighter at the end of the road for him.
“He’ll be the last one. He’ll be the last fight of my career,” Cormier said (via MMANYTT). “Will he be next? I don’t know. I hope so but I’ve still got a belt to defend at 205 [pounds] to think about.”
Lesnar returned to the USADA pool earlier this month, and will not be eligible to fight until January 2019, following the remainder of his one-year suspension for a failed drug test at UFC 200. Cormier isn’t looking to wait, he’s lookg to stay busy and defend his titles.
“I would prepare myself to win and to defend the title,” Cormier said. “Any time you’re in a UFC title fight it’s a big deal and for anybody to say they didn’t get up for it is crazy.”
“You’re a professional. You’re a fighter. You have to get up for these events.”
Initial Report: MMANYTT