Two division UFC champion Daniel Cormier successfully defended the gold against Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230.
DC plans on retiring from MMA competition next year and he would like that final bout to take place at UFC 235.
“That (UFC 235) could be the retirement fight for ol’ DC. That’s crazy, right? When you start to think about it,” Cormier said at the UFC 230 post-fight press conference. “Talk about having an opportunity to go out on an all-time high, headlining in Vegas against Brock Lesnar before I turn 40, two weeks before my birthday, have my biggest fight. Yeah, it’s crazy.”
Cormier wants to fight former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar in that bout, but nothing has been officially announced at this time.
The two division UFC champion says he had a great 2018 and would like to end things on a high note at UFC 235.
“I’m glad that he wants me to take some time, because I stepped up on short notice,” Cormier said. “And honestly, I’ve fought three times this year with three finishes – three championship fights, three finishes. I’ve had a big year, probably one of my more active years I’ve had in a long time. And it just feels good to get my hand raised. It looks like March 2, 2019 could be the last time you guys see me fight in the octagon.”
UFC 235 takes place on Saturday, March 2 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.