Dana White Says Brock Lesnar Is Retired, Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic II In The Works

It would appear that a potential bout between UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar will no longer happen.

UFC President Dana White recently revealed to ESPN that Lesnar is retired and won’t be returning for a bout against DC.

"He told me he's done, he's retired," White said. "We're going to move in another direction with Cormier."

Lesnar confronted Cormier after DC defeated Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 to win the heavyweight title, but nothing much came after that initial physical confrontation. Lesnar did enter the USADA testing pool and did finish serving a suspension for failed drug tests in line with UFC 200, but the potential super fight with Cormier appears to be a lost opportunity now.

Speaking of Miocic, it would appear that the direction that the UFC is going in according to ESPN is a rematch between DC and Miocic. Miocic hasn’t competed since losing the heavyweight strap to Cormier, but Cormier has defended the gold once, defeating Derrick Lewis by second round submission in the main event of UFC 230.

According to ESPN's Brett Okamoto, the fight is planned for August 17 in Anaheim, California. Both fighters confirmed that they were in the process of finalizing the fight.

There is no word at this time as to when a rematch between Cormier and Miocic will happen, as the UFC President didn’t reveal a target date to ESPN.

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