Yesterday during the UFC’s World Tour at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, Jones was repeatedly asked about Daniel Cormier. You could see Jones becoming more and more agitated as he had no interest in talking about the former Olympic wrestler and current heavyweight. Finally, after questions regarding Daniel came up five or six times, Jones addressed the situation.”DC is a guy who really wants to be famous. I don’t think he wants to work hard. I think he just wants to be famous. You can see it in his physique; you can see it in his card. He’s trying to get his Twitter followers up, that’s about it. I hate answering questions about him, he’s just not relevant to me. There’s so many great fighters in the light-heavyweight division. He’s not even top five in his division. I’m not sure if he is. He has, like, 20,000 Twitter followers. He has a short reach, bad cardio (and) he looked terrible in his last fight. It’s like, I’m not worried about him at all.”
Although it’s true that Cormier is not currently relevant in the light heavyweight division, or to the champion, this is a very realistic fight that could happen very soon. These last two years the UFC has been giving title shots immediately to interesting contenders moving up or down in weight. Pettis got an immediate shot at featherweight, and when that couldn’t happen he got a shot at lightweight. Frankie Edgar dropped down to featherweight this year and got an immediate shot also. It is very realistic to imagine Daniel fighting Jones sometime soon.
Maybe this is a fight that Jone’s should be worried about. Daniel seems to have the perfect style to beat him, with his olympic level wrestling and stellar standup. Personally I could see this fight happening in less than a year, and when it does happen, I just might be putting my money on the irrelevant Cormier.