Two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier plans on retiring early 2019, as the title holder does not wish to compete inside the octagon during his 40s. That being said, D.C. has a few options concerning his final fights in the UFC.
Daniel Cormier is currently set to fight Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230 on Saturday. That being said, D.C. has already called out former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.
Beyond that, longtime rival and former UFC light heavyweight title holder Jon Jones has now returned from his 15-month suspension for a failed drug test. Speaking to FloCombat, Daniel Cormier revealed that he believes the “mega fight” would be against Jon Jones rather than Brock Lesnar.
“It’s crazy that people say me and Lesnar would be a mega fight when the reality is the mega fight is Jones and I. We’re the two greatest fighters of all time and we fight each other. It’s so easy to say, ‘This guy’s one of the greatest and this guy’s one of the greatest,’ but they never fight each other. Jones and I may be the two best fighters in the history of the sport. That should be the mega fight.
“Unfortunately, it will not net me the money that I would make fighting Brock Lesnar.”
“Ultimately we would have to decide that as a team and figure out what we want to do. Don’t think for a second I’m making pennies when I fight Jones, ’cause both of our pay-per-views have done over 800,000 buys. But when I was on the card with Brock, it did over 1.1 million buys.
“When you get to those numbers and you get 300,000 extra pay-per-view buys, at that number of pay-per-views, that’s a big, big number.”