Daniel Cormier is now a two division champion following his knockout win against Stipe Miocic on Saturday night at UFC 226. With Cormier holding the titles at heavyweight and light heavyweight, the question becomes what’s next for Cormier?
Could he return to light heavyweight and have a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson, if Gustafsson gets a victory next month against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 227 or could he wait until the beginning of 2019 to defend the heavyweight title against Brock Lesnar.
“I am going to take some time first,” Cormier said during the UFC 226 Post Fight Press Conference. “I am going to spend time with my wife Salina and my kids. We are going to go down something and hang out a little bit. Then we will decide. But I am at a point now where it’s going to be very difficult to fight a Curtis Blaydes or a — I do not even know who is coming up at 205 to be honest with you.”
“Maybe Gustafsson fights well in August, but the last time Gustafsson and I fought, we made no money. Like he has all of these fans, but no one buys pay-per-view. So it’s weird. Do you want to go to war and make so much less money. I fight Brock Lesnar, I am going to get paid. So I want to fight fights that make sense. These guys are going to have to do something very special to earn a fight for the 205 pound belt and I’ll do it. I’ll go down and wait for Brock. So if I fought again around November, I could fight again around March and be done.”
As a fight fan, would you want to see Cormier defend his light heavyweight title next or the heavyweight title? Leave your comments below and they will be discussed on this week’s podcast.