Sounds like the light heavyweight titleholder is taking a page out of this champ's playbook.
Daniel Cormier is tired and ready to take some time off. After all, he's competed seven times since crossing over from the heavyweight ranks of Strikeforce and faced some of the toughest guys in two different divisions, including Jon Jones, Anthony Johnson, and Alexander Gustafsson.
"DC" talks to Kenny Florian and Jon Anik (via Bloody Elbow):
"I have no idea (when Jones will be back); all I know is that I'm taking a break. In 2015, I fought Jones, I fought ‘Rumble' Johnson, and I fought Alexander Gustafsson. I fought the toughest guys the division has to offer - all in 10 months, at 36 years old. I need a little bit of a break. I fought seven times in two years in the UFC. I need some time to sit back and spend with my family. ... I want to take a break, and I think I've earned it."
That could be bad news for Ryan Bader.
"Darth" wants a crack at the 205-pound crown but may instead find himself in a light heavyweight "Rumble." Once again, the future of the division is predicated on the return of "Bones," who continues to tease his Octagon comeback, but has yet to make anything official.
Until then, Cormier will be on vacation.