Should Daniel Cormier retire from MMA?
Daniel Cormier’s future in MMA is unknown. He has said for the longest time he would retire when he turned 40-years-old, yet he fought past that date and paid the price. In the main event of UFC 241 he was knocked out by Stipe Miocic to lose the heavyweight title.
Following the fight, Cormier would not comment on his fighting future and said he needed time to think about it and discuss it with his team and family. Yet, if former UFC fighter, Kenny Florian had his way, he thinks ‘DC’ should hang up the gloves.
“I’m sure the UFC would like to see that fight [with Jones],” Florian said on the Anik & Florian podcast. “That’s a big money fight, always has been for them. Me particularly, I would not like to see that fight against Jon Jones. Especially with Jon Jones really pushing for that fight to be at 205 pounds. I think that is a huge advantage for Jon Jones with that fight being at light heavyweight. I don’t need to see that. And I don’t need to see the Stipe Miocic rematch either, the trilogy fight. I don’t need to see that.”
“That loss starts to sting you a little more,” he said. “That’s what concerns me for DC Especially when the phone starts ringing and they start talking about dollar signs. So DC has enough money, he has preserved a tremendous legacy. He will go down as one of the best in the sport and I just don’t think it’s necessary.”
As Florian says, Daniel Cormier will go down as one of the greatest fighters of all-time even if he ends on a loss. Yet, everyone knows how competitive ‘DC’ is so there is a chance he returns but Florian hopes he doesn’t and ends his legendary career.
What are your thoughts? Should Daniel Cormier retire?
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime