Daniel Cormier took news of Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson becoming official for later this year quite well on Twitter, stating that he plans to repair his injured knee, spend time with his family and enjoy in the sweeter things in life.
“Just got word Jones is fighting Gustafsson again in September,” Cormier wrote on Instagram. “So I will enjoy this brownie, spend some time with my family and get my knee fixed. It’ll all work out. We will be the champion.”
Cormier, coming off a submission victory over Dan Henderson, was pushing to replace Gustafsson and meet Jones next for the UFC light heavyweight title. The champion seemed on board with the move, but UFC officials were able to put pen-to-paper and sign the rematch instead.
The former U.S. Olympian was asked if he will take another fight while Jones and Gustafsson square off, to which he replied, “NO.” He added that he really wants to face Jones because “he’s the champion long reigning means more to fight him for the title.”
He even offered Jones some words of encouragement, writing, “Good luck Jon Jones get er done! See u next year!” A follower asked Cormier why he would want to face “the loser” referencing Jones, to which he replied, “He won’t lose.”