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Dana White Says Daniel Cormier Doesn’t Have a Timeline for Retirement Yet

February 8, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Speaking to reporters in a pre-fight media scrum ahead of UFC 234 (via MMAjunkie), UFC President Dana White spoke about the status of heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and his pending plans for retirement or his next fight.

White stated on Cormier, “I don’t think he has a timeline (for retirement). ‘DC’ is hurt. He was talking about retirement. You know me, I’m the first guy to say when someone needs to retire. That guy doesn’t need to retire, he’s the man. I think he’s probably got three fights left in him.”

Dana White added on the next three fights he’d like to see for Cormier, “In a perfect world, which we know this isn’t a perfect world, I think you see Brock, I think you see Stipe and hopefully Jon Jones. Those are his three and he’ll go out with a bang man, then he’ll probably retire.”

Currently, Cormier does not have a fight lined up. His longtime rival, Jon Jones, is scheduled to defend his light heavyweight title next month at UFC 235 against Anthony Smith. Brock Lesnar, who is also the WWE Universal champion, does not have a fight or date lined up for the UFC yet in 2019.