Daniel Cormier, once again, is the UFC light heavyweight champion.
While he was re-gifted his 205-pound title last summer, thanks to the drug-testing net that once again snared bitter rival Jon Jones and scratched a knockout loss from the record books, “DC” had yet to defend his belt.
Then came Volkan Oezdemir.
Cormier laid waste to “No Time” at the UFC 220 pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Boston, Mass., and will now look forward to ruling the light heavyweight roost in the second half of 2018.
“I want to see what happens. Until he’s able to do what we want to do, and that’s fight, I’m kind of past it. I’m kind of in this spot when it comes to Jones. Competitively, all I want is to fight him again, but at some point, it’s just like, is it ever going to be a fight without nothing else? And I don’t know if I can put myself through that again. I’ve done everything right and I’ve just been dragged down by this guy constantly, so I’m not thinking about it. I’m gonna do my thing for right now.”
He might have to do it against this guy.
Cormier has already faced Jones twice and came up short both times. After losing a unanimous decision at UFC 182, “Bones” stopped “DC” at UFC 214. That’s not really the issue, it’s the other stuff that comes along with it, like hit-and-run accidents and failed drug tests.
Not that it matters, as it’s still too early to start talking about Jones’ return until this gets handled.