Daniel Cormier StrikeforceThrough 12 fights and four title defenses, Jon Jones has made a pretty strong case that he’s close to cleaning out the list of contenders at 205lbs.

Jones has made short work of four former world champions, and his reign of terror has already solidified him as one of the best light heavyweights to ever grace the Octagon.

The only problem with greatness however is making the rest of the crowd look rather pedestrian.

There are some very good fighters at light heavyweight, but Jones has beat almost everybody on that list except former Pride and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson. Outside of a prospect like Alexander Gustafsson, Jones has very few names left to face before potential rematches are the only thing staring back at him as light heavyweight champion.

That all might change in the next few months however if one heavyweight decides to move weight classes and give Jones an entirely new beast to deal with inside the cage.

Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier has hinted around at dropping down to 205lbs once his final bout is finished with Zuffa’s sister promotion, and there’s no doubt that should he move down, his target would be none other than Jon Jones.

The fight is anything but official and at this stage of the game only a fantasy bout for fans to theorize about, but UFC President Dana White gets a big smile on his face whenever this potential powder keg title fight comes up.

“That’d be interesting,” White said with a smirk when asked about a potential Jones vs. Cormier fight. “I like it”

White has stated that he will never pressure a fighter to move weight classes outside of stating an opinion, but he knows if Daniel Cormier could make the move down to light heavyweight, he would be a force of nature immediately.

Cormier has also stated his preference to move down to light heavyweight especially if his teammate and close friend Cain Velasquez recaptures the UFC heavyweight title in December.

Should that happen, Cormier’s move to 205lbs is almost a lock and if that happens, Jon Jones will quickly have a new and very good contender waiting in the wings.

To hear the entire conversation with White from UFC on Fuel 5 check out the video courtesy of Fighter’s Only.

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