Daniel Cormier has two fights left before he retires from Mixed Martial Arts.
He will face Derrick Lewis next month at Madison Square Garden but his title fight with Brock Lesnar is in question. Cormier, who has said that he is planning on retiring in March when he turns 40, said that he is not sure if he wants to face Jon Jones or Lesnar for his final fight.
“Counting the Lewis fight, I think I’m down to two fights left,” Cormier told ESPN. “Maybe this will be a blessing in disguise, the fact that I don’t have a crazy, long fight camp to beat myself down. That may prolong it for me, but right now, I think I have this one and maybe one more. I can still fight in March and hit my retirement date.”
Cormier acknowledges that he would make more money in a fight with Lesnar but the Jones fight means more to him because it’s his opportunity to get the win that has eluded him in the previous two fights.
He said, “The one opponent that would matter to me most is Jones, because he’s beaten me twice.”
Cormier is currently dealing with a hand injury but says he got an offer he couldn’t refuse for UFC 230 at MSG. We might get Cormier’s decision on his final fight in a few weeks if he defeats Lewis.