UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier had previously announced plans to retire by March of this year.
Dana White says that he knows when fighters need to retire and the UFC President claims that DC doesn’t need to do that just yet.
“I don’t think he has a timeline (for retirement),” White told MMA Junkie. “‘DC’ is hurt. He was talking about retirement. You know me, I’m the first guy to say when someone needs to retire. That guy doesn’t need to retire, he’s the man. I think he’s probably got three fights left in him.”
DC was last seen in action at UFC 230, defeating Derrick Lewis by second round submission in the main event.
White would like to see DC fight at least three more times before retirement and he has some opponents in mind.
“In a perfect world, which we know this isn’t a perfect world, I think you see Brock, I think you see Stipe and hopefully Jon Jones,” White said. “Those are his three and he’ll go out with a bang man, then he’ll probably retire.”
Cormier has fought Jon Jones twice before and Stipe Miocic once, but he has never faced Brock Lesnar in the Octagon.