Just when the rivalry between UFC light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones and Daniel Cormer was starting to enter ‘this is getting nasty’ territory, it looks like the drama between the two is going to be iced for a while. That’s at least according to Cormier, who has a pretty big fight scheduled on October 19th, when he throws down with heavyweight contender Roy Nelson.
While speaking on the latest edition of FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight”, “DC” had this to say about his plans to move to light-heavyweight, and of course, Mr. Jones.
“I’m not going to discuss Jon Jones anymore. I’ve got a tough guy in front of me right now. I don’t want to fight Cain, but I have to get a little healthier, I’ve got kids now. A lot of fans have asked me to go down to 205. So now I’m going to put it on them to do it with me. I’ve got a website you can follow with me as I go down. It’s www.getfitwithdc.com and I can watch their progress as we do it together.”
It’s a good approach to take really, as although Nelson is coming off a one sided loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 161, he is a ridiculously dangerous fighter to face. Just ask Cheick Kongo, Matt Mitrione and Dave Herman amongst several others. Cormier credited Nelson for his “one-punch knockout power”, which is reason enough to focus on the task at hand, and that’s to take out “Big Country.” Then, if and when “DC’ does, and Jones gets by Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165, look for the smack talking to reach new heights.
UFC 166 will be hosted by Houston’s Toyota Center and will feature heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez taking on Junior dos Santos in a rubber match.
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