Daniel Cormier appeared on the Ariel Helwani show yesterday. The two weight titlist gave some interesting details on the light heavyweight title picture.
‘DC’ believes he will soon be stripped of his light heavyweight championship. The promotion will look to put the official 205 pound belt on the line in the rematch between Alexander Gustafsson and Jon Jones. The anticipated clash, as expected, will take place at UFC 232.
The T-Mobile Arena card is set to be a blockbuster event. Amanda Nunes looks to become a two weight champion when she faces 145 pound champ, Cris Cyborg.
Cormier was offered the bout against Jones but was forced to refused due to a hand injury. With that said, the 205 pound belt means a lot to him. The champion has asked for the first shot at the new titlist in spring. The plan is still to face Lesnar early in 2019.
Both the heavyweight and 205 pound title pictures are fluid and unclear right now. We should get some clarification soon, stay tuned.