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Daniel Cormier Wants Jon Jones, But Willing To Face Another Top Contender

Daniel Cormier Wants Jon Jones, But Willing To Face Another Top Contender

Daniel Cormier believes he is destined to test his skills vs. Jon Jones.

However, the current UFC light heavyweight champion has a match planned with Glover Teixeira for early next year.

Cormier, fresh off a victory over Roy Nelson at UFC 166 Saturday night, discussed his plans for the future – which include a move to 205.

“I’m always shooting for the top,” he said, during the post-fight show. “I want to fight Jon Jones and I want to fight for the championship.

“If it’s not (Jones), then I want to fight someone who will get me there.”

Cormier is unbeaten and a former U.S. Olympic wrestler. He claimed the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, and weighed in for the Nelson fight at just over 220 pounds.

His decision to move down from heavyweight stems from the fact that close friend and training partner, Cain Velasquez, currently holds the title. Cormier immediately cleaned up and was in the corner of Velasquez for his main event match, just moments after his bout concluded.

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