Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and current UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is a longtime rival of Jones who plans on retiring next year, but UFC President Dana White wants DC to temporarily halt those plans.
“I was talking to Cormier during the Jones fight,” White said at the UFC post-fight presser. “He was obviously very angry this week leading into this fight, and there was talk from his camp about him retiring without another fight, and maybe he was just going to fight one more fight. It sounds to me like Cormier’s ready to fight two or three more fights before he thinks about hanging it up.”
Jones and DC have fought twice before, with Jones winning at UFC 182 and a Jones win at UFC 214 being overturned to a no contest due to a failed drug test.
White would like to see DC fight Jones for a third time, especially with all of the hatred between them both.
“Cormier will fight anybody,” White said. “Cormier hates Jones so bad. He was on a rampage this week, and he was being a bit of a drama mama this week. But I don’t blame him. They hate each other. When you hate somebody that bad, it brings out the worst in you.”
The newly crowned UFC Light Heavyweight Champion did state in a post-fight interview that DC can try to shut him up with a potential third bout.
Credit: MMA Junkie for the transcript