Daniel Cormier is set to defend his heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 241 when he takes on Stipe Miocic. Yet, many want him to fight Jon Jones again for the trilogy bout as the two have a massive rivalry.
Even though Cormier lost both fights, he says he no longer needs to fight Jones again to cement his legacy.
“I don’t need to, that’s the difference. Before, everything I did was the idea of getting back to fighting him. That’s not the case anymore. I just have to do my thing,” Cormier said to BT Sport. “I don’t worry about what Jon does or what he has been up to. My career has been going on a completely different path than his and I’m completely fine with that. My goals, that I set at the beginning of my career have all been accomplished. I won a belt in every organization I have ever fought in, I have two belts in the UFC. I’ve cemented myself as one of the greatest fighters of all-time and that doesn’t need anyone to cement that for me.”
If the two do fight again, Daniel Cormier knows what he would do differently than the past two fights. That is just building off the success he had in the second fight before he got caught.
“I just got to really stay the course. I think we made some really good adjustments in the second fight. But I just did not stay the course. I started to have success in that fight and I lost myself for a moment. I think I build on the game plan we had in fight number two and just really stay laser-focused because if not you see what can happen as it happened to me in fight number two.”
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime