Daniel Cormier Says Stipe Rematch Will Likely Be Last UFC Fight

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Stipe Rematch Will Likely Be Last UFC Fight

6/14/2019 4:05 PM PDT


Daniel Cormier says his upcoming title defense against Stipe Miocic could be his last hurrah in the UFC Octagon … telling TMZ Sports, “I don’t anticipate fighting much past this.”

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!!!

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