If you’ve been captivated by the growing rivalry between UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, don’t expect too many verbal jabs coming from “DC” in the coming weeks. Of course, Cormier is set to fight Roy Nelson on October 19th at UFC 166, and according to the decorated wrestler, “Big Country”, and not “Bones”, is going to be his focus until then.
The former Strikeforce Grand-Prix winner made the announcement on the latest edition of “UFC Tonight” by saying:
“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.”
Focusing on Nelson and his bomb of a right hand is probably for the best, as Cormier did concede during the show that the heavyweight is the “most dangerous guy” he has yet to fight. If Cormier wins on October 19th, then he’s already said he’s going to call for an immediate title shot at 205. Since Jones is set to fight Alexander Gustafsson on September 21st, however, it remains to be seen who and if they will be impacted by Cormier’s possible move.
UFC 166 will be hosted by Houston’s Toyota Center and will also feature Cormier’s teammate, heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, taking on Junior dos Santos for a third time. Some of the other bouts scheduled for the stacked card include former Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez versus Diego Sanchez, and former Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold versus Tim Boetsch.
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