DC previously announced that he would like to retire in March of 2019, but UFC President Dana White would like the fighter to stick around for a little longer.
“I don’t know [if Cormier’s last fight will be next year],” White told TMZ Sports. “We don’t know that either yet. I think Cormier’s got a couple left in him.”
Cormier is rumored to be fighting former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar next, but no date has been made official for that encounter.
A big reason that White doesn’t want Cormier to retire yet is so that he can have a third shot at former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones.
“I hope so,” said White. “That was what I would like. I would like to see Jones and Cormier fight at heavyweight but right now, Cormier’s team wants him to retire right now. They want him to retire right now. I hope we can get three more fights out of him.”
Jones defeated DC in their first meeting at UFC 182, but a second bout at UFC 214 was ruled a no contest after Jones failed a drug test.