UFC’s first champ champ who defended both belts- Daniel Cormier discussed a possible return to mma during a live Twitter Q&A. But if he returns it would have to be at 205.
“I said this when I retired, I said I’m only going to fight for championship belts. But it’s like I don’t deserve a heavyweight championship fight. Stipe is not the champ. He beat me the last couple times. I don’t deserve a shot at the heavyweight title. If I was ever going to fight again – which I don’t want to – I would have to go all the way back to 205 pounds.” Said the former champ champ
“Why? Let me tell you why. Because I didn’t lose. Remember, I vacated. I didn’t want to go back down there when Jones was gonna fight Gustafsson, so because I vacated the title now, maybe there is some potential in it: ‘Hey Dana, you think I could fight Jiri Prochazka for the title?’”
“If it ever happens, it better happen soon. I’m 44 years old in March. But hey, Randy Couture won the heavyweight championship 45, so not impossible.”
It sounds like DC isn’t pushing for it but wouldn’t turn down one last shot at glory and a retirement as champion. Remember, DC is about the same age as Glover Texeira who was champion just a couple months ago.
Randy Couture famously returned after a retirement to win a 5th UFC championship at 43 years old, and he defended that title at 44 years old. So, as DC Said, this wouldn’t be completely unprecedented. Do you want to see it?