In advance of UFC 252 on Saturday night, a ton of attention has been paid out to Daniel Cormier and his declaration that he will call it a profession irrespective of the end result of his 3rd and last combat with reigning heavyweight winner Stipe Miocic.
Even though Cormier has reported frequently that he’ll be retiring, there have also been rumors that probably Miocic could also dangle up his gloves with a successful defense of his title.
Looking at UFC President Dana White has claimed the winner of the fight will be the biggest heavyweight of all time, Miocic may possibly not have a whole lot left to complete if he can get past Cormier for a next consecutive time.
As it turns out, the Ohio native says retirement is basically on his intellect pretty typically – but that is practically nothing new.
“I think about retirement immediately after every fight,” Miocic said through the UFC 252 pre-struggle press convention. “Since my initially fight at UFC 136, I imagine about retirement.”
With a complete-time task as a firefighter in his hometown alongside with a spouse and daughter who he adores, Miocic could unquestionably decide to retire as winner if he receives earlier Cormier. That explained, the 37-12 months-aged veteran does not show up to have any strategies to essentially retire with a earn or a reduction at UFC 252.
“I love what I do,” Miocic explained. “The minute I’m not getting pleasurable and it functions like a position, I’m out. Ideal now, I’m good. I’m pleased. I had a wonderful camp, to the best of my capabilities, specially being quarantined with this pandemic going on but honestly I feel great.
“We’ll see how extended I can go. I never know about 40, god bless D.C. but I do not know about that. A minimal little bit lengthier.”
If Miocic is productive in his bid to vanquish Cormier a second time, he would not only protect his title, but he could also set their rivalry powering him after shelling out the much better component of three yrs focused on this particular matchup.
That probably seems superior to the rest of the heavyweight division. A variety of contenders are vying for an chance to compete for the title as soon as the trilogy in between Miocic and Cormier is settled.
For his aspect, Miocic has in no way been a single to simply call his shot, and he’s not about to commence now. So he’s likely to leave it up to the UFC to choose what arrives future for him just after the third fight with Cormier.
“There’s a good deal of men,” he reported. “[Francis] Ngannou’s on the lookout excellent, [Curtis] Blaydes, I do not know. It’s what the UFC would like. I battle. I’m not a matchmaker.
“My target is on Saturday. That is all I treatment about. There is a good deal of great men coming up. It’s terrific to see the division acquiring more powerful. Appropriate now, Saturday’s my key aim.”