UFC light heavyweight Daniel Cormier wanted Jon Jones, then reality hit and he knows that he will have to fight one more time before getting his shot with Jones.
“I’ve earned a title shot,. I’ve got five top 10 wins. I’m undefeated. I haven’t lost a round. I haven’t lost a fight… Yeah, my resume speaks for itself.”
Alexander Gustafsson is the number one contender and has already signed to fight Jones, now we are just waiting for Jones to sign as well.
“I know this will probably be unpopular,” Cormier told the sportsworldnews.com. “But if [Jones] won’t sign, whether it be for money or a lack of wanting to fight the kid, I’ll fight Alexander Gustafsson. But it should be for the interim title.”
Daniel Cormier (15-0) has six knockouts, four submissions and five decision victories in his MMA career. In his last five fights he has beaten the top names that MMA has to offer. He beat Josh Barnett via unanimous decision at Strikeforce – Barnett vs. Cormier on May / 19 / 2012 and Dion Staring via TKO at Strikeforce – Marquardt vs. Saffiedine on Jan / 12 / 2013. He made his UFC return against Frank Mir and won the fight via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 7 – Henderson vs. Melendez on Apr / 20 / 2013. He then beat Roy Nelson via unanimous decision at UFC 166 – Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 on Oct / 19 / 2013 and in his last fight prior to UFC 173, he knocked out Patrick Cummins at UFC 170 – Rousey vs. McMann on Feb / 22 / 2014. He is coming off a win over Dan Henderson at UFC 173 in May.
If the fight does happen, Jones and Gustafsson are scheduled for Aug. 30 in Las Vegas at a pay per view event scheduled for the MGM Grand Garden Arena.