Javier Mendez Says Daniel Cormier Could Fight 2-3 More Times


Javier Mendez is a coach at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), which is home to UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier.

DC had initially said that he wanted to retire in March of this year, but Mendez thinks the champion could fight two to three more times before hanging up the gloves.

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“If Dana had his way, there’d be three left. And you know what, Dana has a pretty good way of persuading people,” Mendez said to MMA Fighting. “I like Dana, so I don’t know — we may see two or three [more fights]. I don’t know, I think so. I think Dana has a way of making things good for DC and making it right, so yeah, possibly. I wouldn’t be surprised.”

Cormier recently vacated the UFC Light Heavyweight Title, which was won by longtime rival Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 232.

Mendez would like to see Cormier fight former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar before calling it a career.

“I only want him to fight Brock, one fight, call it quits,” Mendez said. “He’s such an incredible coach, he’s an incredible analyst. Man, that guy is just made for TV. So, to me, he doesn’t need fighting. He doesn’t need it. So for me, I’m with whatever he wants to do, but if I had a choice I would say fight Brock and then call it quits. That’s what I would do. But DC’s the boss, so he calls the shots.”

There is no word on when Cormier will fight next, who was last seen in action in the main event of UFC 230.

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