The consensus has been that Alexander Gustafsson will be the next man to challenge Daniel Cormier, but recently the latter informed Volkan Oezdemir he’ll be fighting for the 205 title. Well, sort of…

Since Alexander Gustafsson is ranked #1 in the light-heavyweight division, and because Cormier barely got past him in 2015, many believe that “DC” – “The Mauler” II is in the cards. But, recently Cormier tweeted out the comment and congrats to Oezdemir below:

How about that. Now does this mean that the UFC will just move forward with that bout? No. But, one would think it certainly increases “No Time’s” chances he’s going to fight Cormier next.

The rising fighter has gone 3-0 to date in the UFC, and Oezdemir is coming off KO wins over Misha Cirkunov and Jimi Manuwa.