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Dana White confirms UFC ‘champ-champ’ Daniel Cormier has to give up one of his titles

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MMA: UFC 226-Miocic vs Cormier Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) “champ-champ” Daniel Cormier recently revealed that the promotion would more than likely strip him of the light heavyweight title to allow Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson compete for it at UFC 232 later this year.

Now, UFC president Dana white is confirming the move, saying that just like Conor McGregor before him, “DC” will be stripped of his title be it for health reasons or simply tying up a weight class.

“Cormier is hurt right now,” White explained when speaking to “UFC Unfiltered” via MMA Weekly. “He broke his hand in the Stipe [Miocic] fight. So when they’re in these types of situations, much like the Conor [McGregor] situation and others that it’s happened to, Georges St-Pierre, whoever, Cormier by tying up two belts is going to have to give up one of the belts.”

During a recent interview on the Ariel Helwani MMA Show, Cormeir did confirm he hasn’t been able to train properly due to his broken hand. Plus, since he has a potential big-money heavyweight title fight in sight against Brock Lesnar, fighting at 205-pounds first simply wasn’t an option.

That said, Daniel will get the winner of Jones and Gustafsson, which is tentative for December 29 of this year. But UFC could throw a curve ball and have Cormier and Jones settle their beef at 265-pounds.

“[Cormier] wants to fight Jon Jones and beat Jon Jones at 205 [pounds],” White revealed. “Not that that’s going to happen but that’s what he wants in a perfect world. I would obviously rather see them fight at heavyweight but I really don’t know if Jon Jones wants to move up to heavyweight. It really hasn’t played out yet.”

“Bones” has stated he has no issues packing on the pounds in an attempt to take Cormier’s Heavyweight strap. So should Lesnar not be able to meet the United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) requirements in order to fight Cormier, don’t be too surprised to see “Bones” slide in and take the 265-pound title fight.

Crazier things have happened.