Dustin Poirier thinks former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) “champ-champ,” Daniel Cormier, could fill the shoes of company president, Dana White, one day.
Poirier — who challenges Charles Oliveira for UFC’s Lightweight title at UFC 269 — was recently asked who could serve as White’s successor. Poirier suggested that Cormier — an Olympic wrestler and former UFC champion in the Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight divisions — might have what it takes.
“That’s a tough spot to fill,” Poirier told entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David (h/t MMA News). “I’m not sure. I think Daniel Cormier maybe? Maybe somebody who’s been in combat sports. I don’t know if he knows a whole lot about the business side, but I think he would be a great face of a company.”
Cormier (22-4) retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) following a unanimous decision loss to Stipe Miocic in Aug. 2020 to close out their trilogy. He currently serves as an analyst and commentator for UFC and hosts DC & RC with Ryan Clark on ESPN.
Oliveira vs. Poirier is expected to headline UFC 269 on Dec. 11, 2021, which will stream on ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV).
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