Daniel Cormier has called out Jon Jones in the past, and depending on how things play out at UFC 165 and UFC 166, the undefeated heavyweight will do so again on October 19th. Cormier is scheduled to take on Roy Nelson at night in Houston, Texas, and the rising star has revealed he plans to call for an immediate title shot at light-heavyweight following their scrap.
FOX commentator Ariel Helwani reported the following about Nelson and Cormier on the latest edition of “UFC Tonight”:
“Roy signed a new nine-fight contract. He says he wants to fight five more years in the UFC, until he’s 42 years old, and end his career with the UFC. As for Daniel Cormier, he says he’s ecstatic about the fight. He told me when he beats Roy on October 19, he’s going to take the mic and ask for an immediate title fight at 205. He says this will be his last fight at heavyweight.”
While Cormier’s plans may not sit well with top 205érs like Lyota Machida or Glover Teixeira, the UFC has granted immediate title shots before, and Dana White has already said he might do the same for “DC”. If Cormier gets stopped by Nelson, however, the UFC may not be so eager to book him a title fight at 205 right away. All this could depend on how Teixeira and Machida look in their next bouts as well, who are scheduled to fight Ryan Bader and Phil Davis respectively.
Light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones, of course, will take on Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 on September 21st. The prospect of Cormier battling “Bones” is pretty exciting though no?
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