The climate may not be right at the moment but unbeaten Strikeforce heavyweight Daniel Cormier feels a match-up with UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones is bound to happen. Cormier has expressed interest in the past about a potential pairing with Jones, saying he’d gladly slim down to 205 pounds for the opportunity.
Now, according to Cormier, he’s been given the impression Jones is interested in testing his talents against him as well.
“At the Chael Sonnen fight (UFC 148 in July), he walked up and got to his seat, and he asked me, ‘Hey, are you going to 205?’ I said, ‘Yeah, we’re gonna have to fight.’ He goes, ‘Good, cause I’m ready for you.’ So, obviously, this is a fight that he actually thinks about,” said Cormier in an interview with MMA Uncensored.
“I think eventually, it’s bound to happen,” continued Cormier. “Obviously, this guy mentions me and talks about how I don’t have enough followers on Twitter to coach The Ultimate Fighter with him.”
Cormier had mentioned a similar situation to the one Jones is currently in with Sonnen as far as coaching TUF, though “Bones” said he wasn’t interested in going that route based on the 10-0 grappler’s status as a relative unknown. Regardless, with wins over the likes of Antonio Silva and Josh Barnett, Cormier’s profile is on the rise and should dictate a title-shot when he enters the UFC assuming he wins a January bout against a yet-to-be-named opponent.
“It’s a fight that people want to see, and I think it’ll definitely happen,” Cormier concluded on a go at Jones, adding he’d need six months’ notice to shed the necessary weight and make the 205-pound limit.
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