There are two people that DC wants to face before retirement, with those fighters being Miocic and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones.
“If you want to get right competitively, you go back and get the one you lost,” Cormier said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show (via Steven Marrocco of MMA Junkie). “If I don’t, trust me, I can be fine. But I’m just fiercely competitive. So when I say if there is another fight after (Miocic), it would have to be that one.”
DC and Miocic met for the first time at UFC 226, with Cormier pulling out a first round knockout win to earn the UFC Heavyweight Title.
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar was reportedly going to be DC’s next opponent before retirement, but that is a bout Cormier is still open to having.
“I think that Brock’s a competitor, and if the right opportunity presents itself for him, he would do it,” Cormier said. “The guy’s a fighter. Everybody (expletive) on Brock Lesnar and says this guys can’t fight, but he’s a fighter and he’s a competitor. And he likes money. So for the right amount of money and the right opportunity, I’m sure he could be convinced to come back.”
Jones and DC have collided twice before, with Jones winning at UFC 182 and a second Jones win at UFC 214 overturned to a no contest due to a failed drug test.