Daniel Cormier Doubles Down On Retirement Plans | UFC News

Two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier is planning to retire in early 2019. The 39-year-old has no interest in fighting within his 40s. Now it would appear that Cormier has decided to double down on his plans.

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Speaking to MMA Weekly, Daniel Cormier confirmed that he is not changing his retirement plans.

“I do feel strongly in that idea. I’ve worked a long time again to be able to walk away and not be a guy that ends up on his back. I don’t want to be the guy getting beat up by some of these young guys cause I stuck around too long. I don’t want to do that. I do know that eventually time will catch up.

“Father time is undefeated. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter how good you think you are or what you think you can do — at a point, father time will catch up to you. I want to make sure that I’m out the gate before the sun is set on me.”

“I would look at it and talk to my training team about it but I don’t need to fight. I don’t even need to fight right now, I just want to fight. I don’t need to fight. I don’t need to fight for financial security, I don’t need to fight for legacy. I don’t need to fight. So I don’t need any of these guys. I don’t need Brock [Lesnar]. I don’t need Jon [Jones].

“I don’t need these guys anymore. There was a time when I needed these guys just to get to the big money fights and making more money is nice but I’ve got plenty of money. I fight because I want to. So if anybody thinks I would chase these guys and extend my career for some sort of ‘I have to get this person or that person’, that’s not true. I don’t need anyone.”

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