The date was set by Daniel Cormier at the beginning of the year, which he has since repeated on numerous occasions: March 20, 2019, his 40th birthday.
According to the UFC champ-champ, that’s the end of the road. He will retire from MMA by that date.
And so, in the wake of his history-making win over Derrick Lewis at UFC 230, it would seem Cormier has just one fight left in him: a big-money fight against Brock Lesnar, with a preferred date of March 2 to headline UFC 235 in Las Vegas. No trilogy with Jon Jones, just Lesnar. And that will be it.
Or will it?
That was our latest Daily Debate question: Do you think Cormier will fight beyond his self-imposed retirement date?
The results (via Twitter):
A slight majority believes Cormier fights on – maybe for Jones? Time will tell.
To hear the MMAjunkie Radio crew weigh in on the topic, watch the video above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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