Daniel Cormier is one of the greatest fighters of all time. So he’s well able to spot another legend. The former UFC light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion is currently preparing for his trilogy with Stipe Miocic. At the moment they’ve both got one win apiece. It’s one of the most surprising rivalries in modern combat sports.
However, there is definitely one element of DC’s game that he’ll want to improve before his final fight. Although his punches landed on Miocic throughout the fight, his defence let him down. Miocic was able to find Cormier’s body with vicious left hooks. In short, they set him on the path to victory.
One man who looks set to help DC on his quest to reclaim the heavyweight crown is George Foreman. Cormier confirmed that the boxing legend is going to mentor him on his journey towards glory.
Foreman is a true boxing icon. He’s the oldest heavyweight champion of all-time. After initially losing his belt to Muhammad Ali, he fought a couple more times before retiring for ten years. Then he came back, older and wiser. ‘Big George’ is a true inspiration. Cormier agrees because he posted the image above on Instagram and wrote:
“Was really great to meet you champ, I am very excited to have you a part of my journey to the heavyweight championship. I’m excited to meet all the kids at the Houston youth center, and learn from one of the best. If anyone knows about becoming world champ as a older man you do champ. That performance motivated me to be a combat athlete, it’s a dream come true to have you as a friend and mentor. See you as soon as we get a date Big George! Such a beautiful human being. #andnewagain#heavyweightchamp#biggeorge#weareaka@biggeorgeforeman.”
However, one man who doesn’t think there should be a trilogy fight is Derrick Lewis. The former title contender is coming off of the back of a hard-fought decision win over Blagoy Ivanov. But he doesn’t think DC should get another shot straight away. In fact, he believes that Francis Ngannou has done enough to work his way back to title contention. During a guest appearance on the Schmo podcast he explained that he didn’t approve of the match-up:
“Not at all. I think it should have been over with after the second. I believe Francis should have got the shot. But I guess, whatever sells.”
A massive question mark hangs over Cormier’s future. In fact, some believe that he shouldn’t have taken this fight. A loss could lead to people calling his initial title win a fluke. Then, if he does win the belt and chooses to retire, it will mess up the division.
One man who will have a keen eye on proceedings is Jon Jones. The light-heavyweight kingpin is expected to make a move up a division in the very near future. Could Cormier hang around for that? Of course, if Stipe Miocic has his way, then the belt is going nowhere.