Cormier was defeated by Stipe miocic last month. While Cormier knocked out Miocic back inJuly 2018, Miocic earned the TKO win in their second encounter at UFC 241. Cormier now wants to end his career with a fight against Miocic.
“I’m going to fight this guy again and my intention is to fight him in the right way and hopefully that’s enough to get my hand raised. But, I’ll go fight him again, win or lose, I’m not fighting again. This will be the only time I ever step foot in the Octagon again.”
Helwani followed up to ensure he didn’t misunderstand what Cormier said but Cormier later made it clear that his career will be over after this fight.
“The next one will be the last one, but it has to be Stipe, no one else matters,” he said. “Yes, they want to make that fight, they want me to fight Stipe again. It was a fantastic fight, it was a fantastic fight for all the wrong reasons, it didn’t have to be a fantastic fight, but it was.”
However Miocic vs. Cormier III isn’t official, but the direction of the UFC is looking to go in. Cormier also showed that he’d be willing to have the match up at UFC 245 on Dec. 14.