With everything up in the air as far as UFC scheduling is concerned Cormier wasn’t able to offer an exact date or time for the potential trilogy fight. However, “DC” did hint that he’d be sharing the stage with Usman.
“I know people like getting scoops, and I think if I’m guessing, I think the way things are falling you and I may be spending more time together than most people believe,” Cormier said.
“Obviously we can’t say a date and time yet but it is looking like you and I shall and will be sharing a party and I think that’s going to be a good thing.”
This is complete speculation, but Cormier’s remarks lead us to believe a Miocic trilogy bout could take place at UFC 252 this July in Las Vegas. That’s because Usman has also been rumored to defend his UFC welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal at the same event.
“I got one [fight left],” Cormier said. “Some guy asked me today, he goes ‘you gonna keep fighting?’. I said no. I said I got one [more fight]. Cause here’s the deal, you fight these guys, they’re 28, 27, I think [Israel] Adesanya’s very young. Some of these guys are very young. I don’t have to fight a young guy.
“Miocic is about to be 38 years old. So I get to fight one more old guy, one more time. That’s it. I ain’t fighting no 27-year-old dude.”
What say you, Maniacs? Do you think Miocic vs. Cormier 3 will happen at International Fight Week?