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Raw deal. That’s what Daniel Cormier got when he lost to Jon Jones the first time, then won the belt after Jones was suspended, and was forever branded “second best” because he’d never actually beaten the best to earn the belt. Things only got worse when, upon their rematching, Jones knocked Cormier out, and now Jones’ failed drug test likely means Cormier will get another crack at the title but will never be free of Jones’ looming shadow.

As one of the most accomplished fighters in the sport, Cormier could not be screwed any worse.

UFC Tonight got him on the phone last night to hear his thoughts on things. He’s pretty upbeat, but man, what a raw, raw deal.