Cormier open to interim title fight with Gustafsson


Daniel Cormier is likely next in line for a light heavyweight title shot after a bout between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. However, recently reports have surfaced that Jones is having issues negotiating a new contract with the UFC, and if that continues, Cormier would be happy to fight Gustafsson for an interim title:

"I know this will probably be unpopular," Daniel Cormier exclusively told on Thursday. "But if [Jones] won't sign, whether it be for money or a lack of wanting to fight the kid, I'll fight Alexander Gustafsson. But it should be for the interim title."

"If they're putting a belt on the line, I don't care what date it is," Cormier, who is 15-0 as a professional, said exclusively to "It was never about Jones, I just want the title.

"Besides, it'll work out better for [Jones]; he won't have to fight both of us."

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boneskodaiceman site profile image  

6/3/14 2:26 PM by boneskodaiceman

Just when I think kids on the UG, can't get any more redneck...

Fly Rodder site profile image  

6/3/14 1:07 PM by Fly Rodder

Jones hasn't fought anyone and DC is the uncrowned champ because he beat up a couple of slow heavyweights, a barista, and a 44 year old man coming off of TRT.I love this place these days.

cecils_pupils site profile image  

6/3/14 12:47 PM by cecils_pupils

Thanks for replying and not just passin this by.  I don't do screenname bets, so that ain't gonna work. My point is this:  if you are so sure that DC is the uncrowned champ then you should be willing to bet on it straight up, regardless of what the odds say.  But I get your pojnt about making more money with the odds, can't hate on you for that. Once this fight is set I will hit you up.  The problem I have betting on MMA is that anything can happen, so even with odds like Barao got against TJ, dude still took an ass whooping. I am confident Jones will smash DC, but not willing to go more than 2.5:1 odds.  So when they releae the odds for his we can talk again.

Fly Rodder site profile image  

6/3/14 12:02 PM by Fly Rodder

Of course he is. He drums up interest for himself and he'll probably end up with a title shot by running his mouth and beating up some non-contenders. DC is no dummy, he knows what he's doing.

Damaynevent site profile image  

6/3/14 11:23 AM by Damaynevent

Is it me or does it sounds like DC is trolling for the UFC?

ender852 site profile image  

6/3/14 9:58 AM by ender852

I would take that bet in a second, but why wouldn't I bet on a site where I can make money on DC being an underdog? I'll screen name bet you, and/or money bet you if you match the odds.Screen name bet either way.

Y2JB site profile image  

6/3/14 6:10 AM by Y2JB

The logic behind my statement is that Jones has smashed killer after killer and has never looked anything less than amazing.You are making predictions based on DC's training partners...By your logic if I went and trained with Cain everyday I would be able to hang with Jones??

cecils_pupils site profile image  

6/2/14 10:18 PM by cecils_pupils

Care to put your money where your mouth is?  Once the Jones/DC fight is set, and we all know that fight will happen, I'll bet you fifty bucks DC doesn't beat Jones.  Strap or no strap.  Straight up, no odds.  No pussying out for split decisions or anything - who wins is who wins, even if injury TKO's happen to either fighter. If you are so sure he is the uncrowned champ, man up.

AttentionDeficitDizzle site profile image  

6/2/14 9:04 PM by AttentionDeficitDizzle

I don't understand why Jones is having such a hard time signing on to fight Gus. You would think he'd jump at the chance to avenge that loss.

boneskodaiceman site profile image  

6/2/14 6:29 PM by boneskodaiceman

I like DC, but I won't go so far as to say he is the uncrowned champ. Especially how AJ has been fighting since his hiatus from the UFC and his domination of Phil Davis. Granted Davis always stunk up the joint with his strikes, but the fact that AJ shrugged off 100% of his attempted takedowns was priceless.I am not saying AJ can beat DC, but he definitely has that puncher's chance.Speaking of punching, I don't care for Gus, but he clearly has some of the fastest hands out there, and he is pretty quick on his feet.Between those three, I would still lean toward DC. Of course there is still Rashad to consider, although I don't think he brings anything different to challenge Jones the second time around.