White: Daniel Cormier shouldn't wait for title fight


UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is renegotiating his contract with the company, so he may fight Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 177 on Aug 30, or he may not.

After beating Dan Henderson Saturday night, Cormier was unequivocal about what he wants next - a title fight vs. Jones.

"No matter where you go boy, I'm coming," said Cormier, as transcribed by FOX Sports. "You better hurry because I'm getting better."

"I know nobody can wrestle me. It doesn't matter. If I decide to take Jon Jones down 100 times, I'll take him down 100 times. This is my octagon."

Cormier of course was assuming Jones wins the rematch with Gustafsson.

However, after the event Ariel Helwani told UFC president Dana White that Cormier wanted to wait for a title shot, and asked White if he agreed.

"No," said White definitively. "Those are always bad ideas. When you think you want a layoff, somebody gets hurt, you know... We'll see what happens - if he ends up fighting somebody else.  But he is always down to fight.

"He looked great tonight."

Related MMA gear from the UG Store


Elevation Training Mask 2.0

Elevation Training Mask 2.0

Only $79.99

UFC Elite Series MMA Training Gloves

UFC Elite Series MMA Training Gloves

$89.99 $62.99


tags: video   UFC   Jon Jones (detail)  Daniel Cormier (detail)  

Get the MMA Underground app. for iPhone and Andriod devices.
iPhone Application Andriod MMA Underground Application

Recent Comments »

DirtySoxShow site profile image  

5/26/14 6:13 AM by DirtySoxShow

Translation: "People actually believed one of my title shot promises again? LOL"

Huntsman site profile image  

5/26/14 6:07 AM by Huntsman

If the Jones vs Gus rematch headlines 177, I would like to see Rumble vs DC for the next title shot as co main. Then if Jones or Gus get injured DC can step up. I don't actually think DC "needs" another win to be considered for a title shot as I think he is the biggest threat to Jones. However I think another win will only add to his hype and think that DC staying active will help in his preparation for Jones, as opposed to a long lay off.

boneskodaiceman site profile image  

5/26/14 5:53 AM by boneskodaiceman

Why shouldn't he wait? Apparently the Jones v Gus fight isn't inked yet. What if Jones declines the rematch at this time?As far as Dan not waiting because there might be an injury, so what?If Gus is injured Dan could fight for the title. If Jones gets injured, Dan can fight Gus.White is speaking with a forked tongue.

carcaju site profile image  

5/25/14 8:28 PM by carcaju

It is not diminishing their value. I want to see the top guys fighting eachother as much as possible. I dont care if a guy takes a few L's gets a few wins then wins the belt. I hate people just waiting. Tha whole Rashad thing was fucking stupid. Guy was on the sidelines for a fucking eternity.

dragoon247 site profile image  

5/25/14 8:18 PM by dragoon247

Hes already had 2 tune ups now waiting on Jones.

falsecrack site profile image  

5/25/14 8:05 PM by falsecrack

spot on dana, dc shouldn't wait. he should get to fight whoever wins the rematch between gus and jones

HolyHackZack site profile image  

5/25/14 12:37 PM by HolyHackZack

Is it a better idea to be fighting other guys that should be fighting for the belt, diminishing the number and value of contenders?

Johnny Mclain site profile image  

5/25/14 12:35 PM by Johnny Mclain

Dana wants to Give JJ another middleweight after JJ ducks Gus again.