Cormier Sees End Of The Line With Stipe Trilogy
Daniel Cormier’s last fight will be against Stipe Miocic, as he eyes a return to the Octagon later this year in hopes to walk away from the sport as UFC heavyweight champion.
Win or lose, I’m not fighting again,” Cormier told Ariel Helwani.
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“This will be the only time I ever step foot inside the Octagon again. Next one is the last one, but it has to be Stipe, no one else matters. [UFC} wants me to fight Stipe again, it was a fantastic fight.”
Cormier was winning the fight heading into the fourth round of their fight at UFC 241, was struck with devastating body shots by Miocic, after Cormier kept the fight standing, instead of utilizing his world-class wrestling.
“If Dec. 14 becomes available, that would work for me,” Cormier said of a rematch with the Ohio native.
“I’d be happy to get myself ready to do that. I love to compete and I don’t want to finish like this. If he’s still good enough to beat me under those terms, then it is what it is.”