Cormier Will Retire from MMA in 2019
Although he began MMA further along in his athletic life, Daniel Cormier has already found his place as one of the very best fighters in history, and he has has now revealed that his run will soon be coming to an end.
One Year from March
Cormier told the MMA Hour that he had maximum 12 months left in him as of March 2018. He has set the date, the 20th of March 2019, and, after that, said that he will no longer be fighting. You can check out betting lines as these upcoming fights are revealed at online betting NZ.
Cormier, at 38-years old, defended his Light Heavyweight UFC title in Boston this past weekend, with a commanding second-round stoppage at UFC 220 against Volkan Oezdemir. This win has arrived a mere two months before Cormier turns 39, and, with the fourth year of his UFC Light Heavyweight title reign coming up, and his legacy as one of the greatest fighters in this division secured, Cormier is getting ready for the next chapter of his life.
There Will Be No Coming Back
Unfortunately for the punters who enjoy Cormier’s style thanks to the online betting NZ has to offer, he has stated that he will no longer be fighting at 40-years old, and will not be back. He added that he had no intentions of even stating that he would come back into the octagon if the right fight became available.
Cormier went on to say that he was well aware of what a wonderful life he has had in sports, and acknowledged that he has loved every second of it. He added that for both his mom and dad and his wife and kids, he had remained at the center of the universe for a long time, and he wanted to give this gift to his own children now. He expressed his dream of turning into one of those insane furthers yelling on the sidelines of his kids’ sporting events, and bragging about their accomplishments left right and center!
He spoke of how exciting he found these types of things, and stated that he has had his time -since the age of 15. He recalled taking part in international competitions, heading to the Olympic Games and the NCAA Championships, and taking part in Strikeforce and UFC.
Cormier Not That Invested in Who He Fights Next
Cormier then said that he was simply not that interested in who he was up against in the upcoming 14 months, since he knew that whoever it was would be deserving. He stated that his legacy and career is not tied to beating Alexander Gustafsson again, more convincingly, or finally winning a match against Jon James. Cormier revealed that it no longer mattered to him -what did make a difference was himself, and what he was doing, and his performance in general. He said that, at the end of the day, he had to be in a good place regarding his career when everything was said and done, and he was. He said that he was perfectly happy with the way things stood at the moment.
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