Daniel Cormier wants to face Stipe Miocic in the UFC 245 fight card on December 14 in Las Vegas.
After his fourth-round TKO loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 in August, 2019 in Anaheim, he was unclear about his future. However, during a recent interview the 40-year-old has confirmed that he is making one last bout with UFC against one and only Miocic.
“I’m going to fight this guy again, and my intention is to fight him in the right way,” Cormier said. “Hopefully that’s enough to get my hand raised.
“But I’ll go fight him again, (and) win or lose, I’m not fighting again. This will be the only time I ever step foot in the Octagon again.”
“That was just great work by him. It goes to the fighting mindset and the ability of Stipe Miocic,” Cormier said. “He went hard body shot. And the one that hurt me, instead of chasing that again, he went up top.
“I’m not saying I can just go grab Stipe Miocic and throw him down at will, but I can do a lot of things better than I did on August 17.”
Cormier believes his rivalry with Miocic will go down in history as one of the greatest in heavyweight MMA history.