Daniel Cormier gave the following statement to ESPN: announced before UFC Light Heavyweight Championship before UFC 232:
"I'm going to refuse the UFC heavyweight title today. I'm not going to take it off with my belt that I defended myself for three and a half years. Unless I have finished a title, it means something bad and I do not.
"I would like to go on foot, as my name suggests, as I say in the history books, I defended this year, I approached the idea of struggling with heavy rocks, so I took it. I fought three times in 2018. I had no champions anymore I'm an annual fighter. My story and my legacy are not removed from a title. They can not. "
Cormier says he should give up the title after the UFC has been eliminated, Jon Jones and Alexander Gustaffson will fight tomorrow night. He is also the current UFC Heavyweight Champion, in title UFC 226.
The MMA contests that the MMA contest will be removed on March 40. His name also came with regard to WWE's non-competitive future, which was linked to reports that he had suggested in the UFC 230 after fights in the company.
Daniel Cormier postponed his WWE attempt with Derrick Lewis after fighting UFC 230 but said he would review the possibility of Busted Open Radio in the future. Cormier has stated that his interests are comments and he has no intention of competing with any rings.