Two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier is now set to fight Derrick Lewis in defense of his heavyweight title on Saturday, Nov. 3, for the live pay-per-view main event of UFC 230.
Beyond that, Cormier previously called out former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar to a fight. However, with heated rival Jon Jones now only weeks away from eligibility, it would appear that D.C. may want to fight Jones instead.
Daniel Cormier believes, including his fight at UFC 230, he has two fights left before he decided to retire from the UFC. Speaking to ESPN, D.C. has gone on to reveal that he is currently leaning towards a trilogy rematch against Jon Jones.
“Counting the Lewis fight, I think I’m down to two fights left. Maybe this will be a blessing in disguise, the fact that I don’t have a crazy, long fight camp to beat myself down. That may prolong it for me, but right now, I think I have this one and maybe one more. I can still fight in March and hit my retirement date. The one opponent that would matter to me most is Jones, because he’s beaten me twice.”
“The one that would mean more financially would be Lesnar. I think I would always pick the one that means more, but my wife might have something to say about that.”