While Dana White wanted Chuck Liddell to retire at 38, White wants his current heavyweight and light heavyweight champion to not retire on his 40th birthday.
While Liddell was riding a three-fight losing streak (all by knockout), Cormier is on an historic UFC run that White would love to see continue with a Jon Jones trilogy fight.
“I don’t know [if Cormier’s last fight will be next year],” White told TMZ Sports. “We don’t know that either yet. I think Cormier’s got a couple left in him.”
Cormier is eyeing a March showdown with Brock Lesnar as his final fight, but White hopes that win or lose that Cormier would wait for one more fight with Jones.
“That was what I would like. I would like to see Jones and Cormier fight at heavyweight but right now, Cormier’s team wants him to retire right now. They want him to retire right now. I hope we can get three more fights out of him.”