DC almost came out of retirement because of Jan Blachowicz

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  1. KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    “I’ve got to be honest. When Jan Blachowicz was like ‘hey, you want to disrespect me, get off the couch and come fight me.’ And I think to myself maybe I’ll go fight Jan Blachowicz,” Cormier told MMA Fighting on Thursday. “I’ll go fight him and get this done and then I can walk away.

    “That lasted about 15 minutes and then I completely understood that I was completely done.”

    According to Cormier, the competitive fire that burned inside him while he was wrestling and then fighting will never truly be extinguished but every athlete has to know when to walk away.

    After hearing Blachowicz throw out that challenge, Cormier immediately started thinking about the possibility that perhaps he could fight again.

    “Obviously every great fighter feels they can win,” Cormier explained. “I was like ‘maybe I’ll go fight Jan Blachowicz’ cause there seems to be a path for that. When I left 205, I just kind of left. I vacated the title and now that this new champion is there with not that many big name fights on the horizon.

    “Now he does now that he has Izzy (Israel Adesanya) but at the time he didn’t. It was either going to be Glover Teixeira or Thiago Santos. Well, if you’re looking at a Jan vs. Glover or Thiago, that’s a great fight but if you’re looking at a Jan Blachowicz vs. DC, that’s a bigger fight. It’s like oh my goodness this could be an opportunity.”

    After making promises to his family along with a huge number of new job opportunities presented to him following the end of his fighting career, Cormier opted to remain retired.

    “I thought about that for like 15 minutes and then I was like you know what? I’m good,” Cormier said with a laugh. “The thought of going down to 205 [pounds] and all this other stuff. Yeah, I think I’m fine. That was it.”

    Outside of that small hiccup, Cormier is completely satisfied in retirement and it turns out his day-to-day life hasn’t changed all that much.

    “The transition’s been fun and honestly it’s not that different,” Cormier said. “I feel like for the last few years, I’ve been kind of prepping for this life. Because I fought three times in 2018 but then I fought once in [2019] and then I fought once this year. So the reality was I wasn’t the most active guy anymore, right? So the vast majority of the year, I would go in the gym, spar and workout some but then I was doing mostly television things in the off time.

    “Now, it’s just not as much in the gym sparring and doing all those things. The workouts are at home in the garage. You jump on the treadmill, maybe the sauna and you’re good. You don’t have to get punched in the head anymore. So I feel like I’ve almost been preparing myself for this life for a couple of years.”

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  2. TFK20 Orange Belt

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    Jan finishes any version of Cormier

    DC is weak to the body and Jan's body kicks are the best in the sport

    Plus Jan's takedown defense has improved tremendously and is now legitimately elite.
     
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  3. cshireman4 Purple Belt

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    Yea sure. Just what the world needs, another title shot for DC. Even more cringeworthy, he is telling us if he wins, he rides off into the sunset leaving the LHW in yet another cluster fuck. No more free paydays for this fucking guy. Dear god.
     
  4. RDUBYA an oldie but a goodie

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    I disagree.......but we will never know.
     
  6. Yagadot Purple Belt

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    Cormier sounds very sensible here. There will always be the urge to step up again when challenged but he understands why he shouldn’t now.

    Very logical reasoning. I wish more fighters could think this way.
     
  7. Fergelmince Black Belt

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    He sure AF wasn't coming out of retirement for this

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  8. TriangleMonkey Red Belt

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    Current Jan is a motherfucker and dont know how current DC would fare against him. However a prime DC that fought Gus, Rumble, Jones I would highly favor over any version of Jan.
     
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  9. Krixes The Undefeated Gaul Platinum Member

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    I love DC but he's too old for that cut back to 205. I will say if he actually dieted and followed a strict nutrition plan, he'd have a great chance.
     
  10. Mahkor Drunkmaster Flex Banned

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    If the fight ever gets made, DC will pull out after the first salad, he is never making 205 again.
     
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  11. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    People are gonna rip on you for this because Jan struggled with Souza
     
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  12. Do The Evolution ballsbreaker

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    Good on DC. Why come back for the hurt when you've got an absolutely terrific gig going? He'll be on TV for a while.
    DC wins at life, man!
     
  13. Do The Evolution ballsbreaker

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    Did you even read or listen to the whole thing? Basically says he ain't doing it.
     
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  14. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    The fights that are on the table for him are not guys you want to end a career on. Ngannou, santos, reyes, Jan. These a big dudes who hit fucking hard. I love Cormier, but we haven’t seen him rag doll guys like he used to in quite a few fights. Unfortunately, that means he takes a lot of damage. And against these dudes, you can’t do that at DCs age without compromising your long term health.

    It’s always fun to play “what if” though
     
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  15. Rampage_Jackson Red Belt

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    Didn't even realize he had "retired". I'm certain he will fight at least one more time in his life.
     
  16. acannxr Black Belt

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    This is what it looks like when someone has only read the thread title.
     
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  17. Cooliox Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    DC gonna get off the couch to fight Jan,

    but then remembered that he would have to diet and cut weight...




    so he sat back down.
     
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  18. faustian I AM NOT A MONSTER Platinum Member

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    DC will never weigh within 50 lbs of 205 for the rest of his life
     
  19. RyanR Black Belt

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    Lol so many DC haters. He’d crush Jan.

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  20. TheMessiah Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    People actually thinking Jan could beat DC lol. Dc has literally only lost to Stipe and Jon Jones
     
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