Feb 22, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Daniel Cormier (red gloves) celebrates his victory of Pactrick Cummins (not pictured) after their UFC light heavyweight bout at Mandalay Bay. Cormier won by way of a TKO in the first round. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Cormier wants to fight for the title after Dan Henderson


UFC Heavyweight turned Light Heavyweight, Daniel Cormier desperately wants a crack at UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Jon Jones.

Cormier knows that although he is undefeated in his MMA career, he has to wait in line for his shot at Jones. UFC officials announced that Alexander Gustafsson will be the next in line to fight Jones for the title, which means Cormier needed another fight.

Cormier was booked opposite Dan Henderson, who is coming off a spectacular KO over Shogun Rua just a month ago, at UFC 173 in a #1 contender’s bout.

With the promise of a title shot looming with just one more victory, Cormier has made it clear that he has no intentions on fighting another non-title bout if he defeats Henderson next month.

 

He also gave his pick for who he thinks will win the Jones vs Gustafsson rematch, and who he would rather fight:

 

 

If Gustafsson was able to defeat Jones in the rematch, there is almost no chance that the UFC would not book the immediate trilogy fight. In that case, Cormier said it would ‘change things’:

 

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