UFC Head Honcho Expects Jones vs. Cormier Rematch Will Take Place
Asides from his setbacks to old rival Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier has accomplished so much in the sports of MMA. Last July Cormier made history after defeating Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 by becoming a second fighter ever to hold two different division titles simultaneously and then defend it against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 last November. After the win, ‘DC‘ moved into the No. 1 spot in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings, even one spot ahead of Jones.
Cormier has long planned on retiring when he turns 40 years this March. He wanted to close his career on a high note fight against Brock Lesnar in early 2019. It’s the fight every MMA fan wants to see but is it going to happen? Lesnar continues to compete in WWE and has lingering drug issues with USADA which makes things uncertain.
Cormier acknowledged that the future of this fight seems dubious. Recently he spoke with UFC.com and said he’s willing to delay his retirement plans as long as his body allows me to compete. Moreover, he also explains why it’d be good for ‘Bones’ to complete their trilogy match.
Even UFC head honcho Dana white also wants Cormier to delay his retirement for three more fights.
Cormier’s nemesis Jon Jones made a comeback last year by beating Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 to regain the vacant UFC light heavyweight title. Currently, the most intriguing fight that suits him and fans may want to see one last time is a trilogy with Cormier.
Jones at the moment scheduled to meet Anthony Smith in the main header of UFC 235 this March.
Dana White appeared on ESPN’s Now or Never segment, where he was being asked if Jones and Cormier’s potential trilogy is on the cards, he bluntly said ‘now.’ (h/t BJPenn)
“Now,” he said bluntly. “Yeah. I think that right now, Cormier probably has three fights left in his career, you know what I mean? And one of those guys is definitely going to be Jon Jones.”
Moreover, White also gave a green signal to Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw rematch and that at bantamweight. Flyweight champion Cejudo is coming off a 32 second TKO win over Dillashaw earlier this month.
“Now,” he said. “I think we do that fight again at 135 pounds now for the 135-pound title.”
If these rematches come to fruition, who will emerge victoriously?