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.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier Firing Up the Hype Machine Well Ahead of UFC 200

  • 25 days ago
  • 61 views

As the months dwindle down to weeks, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and interim beltholder Jon Jones have begun to ramp up their trash talk. read news >>

UFC 200: Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 Full Card Preview and Predictions

  • 19 days ago
  • 16 views

The most anticipated event in a good long while, UFC 200 is packed with names in a way never seen before in UFC history. The full card is as follows: Main Card (Pay-Per-View) Daniel Cormier vs. Jon J read news >>

Donald Trump Wants Dana White to Speak at the Republican National Convention

  • 14 days ago
  • 45 views

If Donald Trump has his way, then UFC President Dana White will be speaking at the Republican National Convention in August. The presumptive Republican nominee for President proposed his idea for an read news >>

Donald Trump Wants Dana White to Speak at the Republican National Convention

  • 14 days ago
  • 3 views

If Donald Trump has his way, then UFC President Dana White will be speaking at the Republican National Convention in July. The presumptive Republican nominee for United States President proposed his read news >>

What would UFC look like without Dana White? (Yahoo Sports)

  • 8 days ago
  • 31 views

From Yahoo Sports: There are numerous reports that the UFC is up for sale. But it's hard to picture the company without its face. read news >>

What would UFC look like without Dana White? (Yahoo Sports)

  • 8 days ago
  • 9 views

From Yahoo Sports: There are numerous reports that the UFC is up for sale. But it's hard to picture the company without its face. read news >>

Dana White Criticises Ariel Helwani 'Pity Party' on UFC Unfiltered Podcast

  • 4 days ago
  • 592 views

UFC chief Dana White has hit out at MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, accusing the reporter of holding a “pity party” and pulling a “weasel move.” Helwani broke the news that Brock Lesnar was set to retu read news >>

Dana White Says UFC Sale Rumors ‘Most Disruptive Thing In History of the Company’

  • 3 days ago
  • 79 views

Reports surfaced this week that the UFC had been sold for $4.2 billion. UFC denied the reports, and Dana White discussed the rumors during the first episode of UFC Unfiltered. read news >>

Dana White Explains that ‘Stockton Slap’ Video He Made with Nate Diaz

  • 3 days ago
  • 87 views

Dana White explains how that "Stockton Slap" video with Nate Diaz became a thing. read news >>

Will Dana White Speak for Donald Trump at the GOP Convention?

  • 2 days ago
  • 14 views

On June 10 during a rally in Virginia, presidential candidate Donald Trump said that he wanted UFC president Dana White to speak for him at the Republican National Convention. read news >>