DFW: Cormier fights winner of Gustafsson vs. champ

 

According to UFC president Dana White, the light heavyweight title bouts are set for a ways out.

At the UFN 37 media scrum on Saturday, White confirmed that Alexander Gustafsson would get the winner of champion Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 in April.

Now White says that the winner of that fight will face Daniel Cormier.

Matt @FantasyMoneyMan
Yeah i know, that was a fill in fighter..i get it. We just wanna see him vs a real UFC top 205er. Top 5 guy..you'll get it done

Dana White @danawhite
u will see him against the winner of Jones/Glover vs Gus

That fight is likely pushing into 2015, and Cormier is saying he wants to fight in the meantime, and that the winner of Phil Davis vs. Anthony Johnson would do. Davis vs. Johnson co-headlines UFC 172.

Shane Branscome @ShaneBranscome
what's next? Wait for title shot or fight?

Daniel Cormier @dc_mmaFight
?Fight

Jose Contreras @MAGNET_69
would you face winner of Phil vs Anthony? For # 1 title contender ?

Daniel Cormier @dc_mmaFight
?Yes

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Hate420 site profile image  

3/12/14 3:13 PM by Hate420

1 win in the division against a complete can gets you a title shot now? Lol...ok then.

Mojo514 site profile image  

3/12/14 2:36 PM by Mojo514

i like Gus he's tough but y is he gettin a title shot after defeatin someone who isnt even in the top 10? doesnt make sense, Cormier might b new to 205 but they're gonna give him winner of Gus vs. champ anyway so y not make him fight Gus for the real #1 contendorship

iwatchsomemma site profile image  

3/11/14 11:52 AM by iwatchsomemma

White sure trusts that DC is not going to lose before getting a title shot.JBJ as champ is slated to fight Glover then Gus and then DC. That's quite a gauntlet. We need some more Top 10 fights not just against the champ.Why again is Davis not getting that shot?

Perfer Et Obdura site profile image  

3/11/14 10:37 AM by Perfer Et Obdura

What would "fuck the division long term", would be making the DC vs Gus fight, because that would eliminate one of them from a potential title match up, because there isn't much after those two.

easedel site profile image  

3/11/14 8:37 AM by easedel

How about A top 10 LHW period. Should be at least 2 fights then the belt ( if he wins both )

InspiritMick site profile image  

3/11/14 8:10 AM by InspiritMick

Absolutely fucking ridiculous. He is great but he should fight someone else before he gets a shot. He hasn't done that much to deserve this. At least Gus was part of a close decision so historically in MMA and boxing it makes sense for rematch but Cormier sitting it out 3rd in a queue ....wtf? Has he blown Dana White or has he done something magical that I have missed.I think he has a great chance of beating Gus and Jones and Texiera btw

onandon site profile image  

3/11/14 7:59 AM by onandon

Yeah, Gus vs. Cormier makes the most sense to me. You guys are crazy wanting to rush Gus vs. Jones 2 - it will just fuck the division long term. Gus vs. Cormer is way better build up to the eventual title contention against Jones.

GarlicSenior site profile image  

3/11/14 7:55 AM by GarlicSenior

Match ups made this far in advance usually never work out. It'd make more sense to have Gus and Cormier fight in the meantime.

Bisping decisioned my SN site profile image  

3/10/14 8:40 PM by Bisping decisioned my SN

Agreed.

Rahjai MD site profile image  

3/10/14 7:50 PM by Rahjai MD

Still think Dc needs a win agaisnt a top LHW contender first.