UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier successfully defended their titles at UFC 220.
If it were up to the UFC President, both champion's would face each other in their next bout.
“I don’t see why he (Cormier) couldn’t fight at heavyweight,” White said on the UFC 220 post-fight show. “If he thinks Cain might come back, then if he won the belt he could give it up. But either way, it’s a good fight. With all the defenses he has, Stipe just broke the record for most defenses, so it’s a fun fight.”
Cormier had previously found success competing at heavyweight, but also recently stated that he has no desire to return to that weight class.
DC may also turn down the fight because longtime friend and training partner Cain Velasquez is readying for a return to the Octagon.
“People have talked about that fight for a really long time,” Cormier told MMA Junkie. “I did fight 13 fights at heavyweight, and I hate cutting weight, as you guys all know. … I haven’t really thought about it. It’s hard for me now because Cain’s in the gym a lot more. Cain’s in the gym now getting back prepared to do what he does best, so I draw so much from him. Cain had a baby about a month ago and he’s here with me right now. … If he’s getting prepared to get the belt back, then I have nothing for that division. That will never change.”
Miocic did make history at UFC 220, becoming the first heavyweight champion to defend the belt three times in a row.