Following Brock Lesnar’s retirement, UFC announced that the heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (22-1) will be defending his title against Stipe Miocic later this year, but it’s more than obvious who “DC” wants to face. The 40-years-old vet is targeting a third bout with his nemesis Jon Jones (24-1) who currently holds the UFC light heavyweight belt.
Cormier was a guest on today’s edition of the ‘Helwani Show’ where he revealed his desire to fight ‘Bones’ for a third time at light heavyweight.
“It’s all I want,” Cormier said of a third fight with Jones. “I think when I fight Jones, I feel most complete when I’m preparing for competition against that guy.”
The 31-years-old answered right away:
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The two met for the first time back in 2015 when “Bones” won via UD. The second fight was two years later and Jon Jones managed to get his second win over Cormier, but that victory was later overturned to a no-contest, this after Jones tested positive for the banned substance turinabol.
Jon Jones’s next bout will be against Thiago Santos at UFC 239 this summer.