Daniel Cormier plans to fight one more time, before hanging up his gloves. After that, the former two division UFC champion could see himself as the president of the UFC. Not that he believes the current president Dana White, is going anywhere anytime soon.
However, there will of course come a time when Dana does step down. Speaking to MMA Fighting, Cormier said you would have to be insane to turn down any opportunity to head the UFC.
“I think anybody in the world in their right might would [take the job]. To be at the head of an organisation that does so many great things in terms of entertainment, and not only that, but community help. I think what people don’t see is the type of influence that the UFC has in the community. The work that they do with youth programs and programs around the world.
“I think if you ever have an opportunity or anyone has an opportunity to do a job like that, they would be insane not to hope to have that opportunity. But Dana’s going to be here for a long time. Dana’s the man.”
As well as the huge success he has had inside the Octagon, Cormier has established himself as one of best commentators in the game. ‘DC’ added that he’s so happy working for the UFC that he would embrace any role within the promotion.
“Absolutely, I would love any job with the UFC,” Cormier said. “I love this organization. I think since I came over from Strikeforce, I’ve made some good relationships with the people in the company. I’ve started to learn. I’ve just really learned about this company and the one thing that really stands out the most for me is how much time, energy and effort the UFC puts into helping the youths.
“That stands out to me because that’s something I do. I know how important it is for Dana and the UFC to support local programs and support athletic clubs, support academic clubs. There’s just so many things that they do to try and help people around the world, it really makes me appreciate who I work for.”
Cormier is expected to face Stipe Miocic for a third time this summer. Coronavirus permitting. The former two division UFC champion has stated if the pandemic pushes the fight back towards the end of the year, he will have to retire before the trilogy fight.
The UFC has just had to postpone UFC 249 and all upcoming events, as a result of the coronavirus.
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