Two division UFC champion Daniel Cormier is coming off of a successful heavyweight title defense over Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230.
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.