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Dana White wants Daniel Cormier to postpone retirement, fight Jon Jones at heavyweight

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, is expected to make his final appearance inside the Octagon in early 2019, by way of 265-pound freak show super fight against the returning Brock Lesnar.

Bank the big bucks before riding off into the sunset, like any rich prick would do.

But promotion president Dana White is hoping to retain “DC” for just a little bit longer, despite the fact the Olympian has already promised to retire at or before his 40th birthday. Perhaps the chance to rematch Jon Jones can make him reconsider?

“I think Cormier’s got a couple left in him,” White told TMZ. “I would like to see Jones and Cormier fight at heavyweight but right now, Cormier’s team wants him to retire. They want him to retire right now. I hope we can get three more fights out of him.”

Cormier also owns the light heavyweight title (thanks to this), but is expected to surrender the strap when Jones runs it back with longtime nemesis Alexander Gustafsson at the upcoming UFC 232 pay-per-view (PPV) event next month in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Assuming Jones prevails, then Cormier will have to decide if the opportunity to break “Bones” is worth postponing his retirement. Either way, reigning saltyweight champion Stipe Miocic won’t be getting that “DC” rematch.

Looks like 2019 is going to be a very interesting year in both divisions.