Daniel Cormier opens up on timetable for retirement

July 13, 2016 10:25 am by Evan Bell
Daniel Cormier

At nearly 37 years old, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier knows that his time in the sport is limited. On the heels of Cormier’s UFC 200 unanimous decision win over former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, Cormier isn’t looking to take time off to wait for Jon Jones’ USADA issues to be settled.

He spoke to MMAFighting:

“I don’t really have a number but I will say this, I’ve been good with my money. I’ve got some security in that sense. I’m good for the future. There really is no reason for me to be fighting past 40. I don’t need to be fighting at 40 years old. I should be spending time with my family and my children and just doing TV stuff. It’s what I want to do. So I don’t have an absolute time frame but if everything goes according to plan, there’s no reason that I should be fighting at 40 years old. I think my athletic career will be okay at that point. I will be satisfied with everything I’ve done.”

Jones has returned to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is as optimistic as ever as he could potentially be staring down a 2 year suspension during the prime of his career.

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