Two weeks back, Stipe Miocic became the two-time heavyweight champion of the world by knocking out Daniel Cormier in the fourth round at UFC 241 which took place in Anaheim, California.
The loss for Cormier also raised questions as to if he intends to continue fighting in the UFC or if he was contemplating retirement as he had previously stated numerous times. Although, Cormier himself said that he didn’t want to take life decisions based on spontaneous loses and that he would take his time and discuss it with his family.
However, Cormier’s teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov who will be defending his UFC lightweight title against Daniel Cormier this weekend hopes that Cormier fights Stipe Miocic in a trilogy for one last time in his career. He also said that it was a hard week for everyone at ATT as both Cain and Cormier lost their mother and father respectively.
“When DC loses, it was a very sad moment for us,” Nurmagomedov said during the UFC 242 conference call. “Same time, Cain Velasquez lost his mother and after a couple of days, DC lost his father. It was a little bit hard week for all AKA team but it is what it is. When God wants something, nobody can change this. Losing the belt is nothing when you lose your father or mother. When you lose belt, of course DC is sad but when you lose you father, it’s completely different.
“We feel bad for him but we know how DC is a competitor, how DC is strong. I want to wish him good luck. We just talked with him a couple of days ago. We talked with him about my fight, we talk about his fight, about his father, but I just try to give him good energy. Right now he’s having a hard time in his life but time changes everything. I know he’s going to be good.”
“I really want him to fight with Stipe Miocic rematch and finish his career,” Nurmagomedov said. “This is what I want.
“I don’t know about his plan but honestly I want him to fight maybe February or March, fight with him last fight and then finish.” (h/t – MMAFighting.com)
Do you guys agree with Khabib? Who do you want to see Cormier fight next?