Stipe Rematch Will Likely Be Last UFC Fight
6/14/2019 4:05 PM PDT
Remember, DC had always said he would retire on his 40th birthday — but that came and went in March … with Cormier breaking his vow to take on a second fight with Stipe.
Now that the rematch is set for August 17 in Anaheim, we asked Cormier if he’s still thinking about retirement.
“I always said that I was gonna fight [until I was 40]. I couldn’t make that one so, if I hold true to what I was saying, then this would be the final one.”
Of course, Cormier can always change his mind — especially if the fight checks are big enough — but one thing’s for sure … he ain’t gonna be doing this for much longer.
Meantime, Cormier says he’s already started training for Stipe — because he knows Miocic is looking for some violent revenge after getting knocked out in the first round at UFC 226 back in 2018.
“I truly believe he’s gonna be a better version of himself,” Cormier says … “I think it’ll be a much more difficult fight.”
DC says he’s gotta lose some of the extra weight he’s packed on since his last fight at UFC 230 in Nov. 2018 … but he’s confident he’ll be ready to go and defend that heavyweight belt for the SECOND time!!!