Active UFC Superstar Wants To Replace Dana White As UFC President
MMA superstar Daniel Cormier would love to become the next UFC president, but he admits Dana White is going to be here for a "long time."
The former UFC light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion expressed his desire to replace White when his tenure comes to an end.
'DC' has already secured gigs outside of the Octagon as a UFC commentator and ESPN pundit.
However, he says becoming the boss of the promotion would be the ultimate job after his fight career.
"I think anybody in the world in their right might would [take the job]," the 41-year-old said when asked about becoming UFC president.
"To be at the head of an organization that does so many great things in terms of entertainment, and not only that, but community help. I think what people don't see is the type of influence that the UFC has in the community. The work that they do with youth programs and programs around the world
"I think if you ever have an opportunity or anyone has an opportunity to do a job like that, they would be insane not to hope to have that opportunity. But Dana's going to be here for a long time. Dana's the man."
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Cormier added: "Absolutely, I would love any job with the UFC. I love this organization. I think since I came over from Strikeforce, I've made some good relationships with the people in the company. I've started to learn.
"I've just really learned about this company and the one thing that really stands out the most for me is how much time, energy and effort the UFC puts into helping the youths.
"That stands out to me because that's something I do. I know how important it is for Dana and the UFC to support local programs and support athletic clubs, support academic clubs. There's just so many things that they do to try and help people around the world, it really makes me appreciate who I work for."
Cormier has yet to call time on his glittering MMA career as he eyes a third fight against current UFC heavyweight king Stipe Miocic.
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