Daniel Cormier insists he will defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title against Volkan Oezdemir in early 2018.
Cormier says a poll result has led to Oezdemir getting the next crack at his light heavyweight gold. While the UFC hasn’t made the bout official, Cormier is already setting a time frame.
During a recent appearance on MMA Junkie Radio, “DC” said closing out 2017 with a title defense isn’t likely:
“I’m going to fight Volkan. I went to the doctor, and he advised me to take the rest of the year off because I started to contemplate fighting at the end of the December. (I’ll fight him) beginning of next year sometime.”