Dana White: Daniel Cormier could get next title shot against Jon Jones


Don't want to fight teammate Cain Velasquez for his heavyweight title? No problem! Perhaps a drop down to the light heavyweight division for a title shot against Jon Jones would be right up Daniel Cormier's alley according to UFC president Dana White.

Undefeated (10-0) title contender Daniel Cormier and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez reiterated yet again on Fuel TV's UFC 155 post-fight show they would not fight each other.

It doesn't make sense, really, seeing as how "DC" was in his American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) stablemates' corner, as he defeated Junior dos Santos in Las Vegas, Nevada and shed blood, sweat and tears alongside Cain in preparations for the title fight.

Nevertheless, mixed martial arts (MMA) pundits everywhere are interested in seeing how a fight between two of the best wrestling big men would unfold. Among those men is Dana White, who isn't opposed to making a fight between the two, but isn't necessarily at the top of his "to-do" list, stating he likes Cormier at either the heavyweight or light heavyweight division.

Perhaps if the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner wants an immediate shot at UFC gold, his best bet would be to drop down to the 205-pound weight class where he could get the next shot at current ruler, Jon Jones.

Whites words at the UFC 155 post-fight media scrum

"It's awesome, he (Cormier) is going to bring a lot of excitement to the heavyweight or light heavyweight division, you know. And he could be next in line to fight (Jon) Jones."

Of course, "Bones" has to get past Chael Sonnen on April, 27, 2013 before a bout between he and the former Olympic Wrestler, Cormier, ever goes down for the strap.

Furthermore, "DC" has to make sure Dion Staring doesn't pull off the upset of the century by besting him at Strikeforce: "Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" on Jan. 12, 2013 in what will be the final event for the San Jose-based promotion.

What's your take? Does Cormier deserve an immediate shot at light heavyweight against whoever is holding the title should he make the drop down, despite not having competed in the division?

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