The more we talk about the possible fight on forms the better his chances are of the UFC seeing interest and giving him a shot. We all know a shot is granted if interest is high after the Sonnen ordeal
Well, if there is an injury, having DC step up isn't a total bullshit because there's not a ton of guys available to draw on. Their choices are either go to someone like DC or scrap the event which they aren't too fond of.
I'm doubting they would go to Gustaffson as he'd likely want a full camp and a full promotion for his rematch with Jones. He'd also be coming off a fight a month ago and I'm unsure if would want to jump into a quick camp post fight for a title shot. Rashad just pulled out of a fight with an injury, so I'm not considering him. Davis is on the same card and would be the most likely candidate for an injury fill in. I know some top guys have avoided the fill in as it might ruin their chances for a future shot where they would have a full camp to prepare for Jones (training for Anthony Johnson does not prepare you for a fight with Jones).
So if Gustaffson and Davis both decline the fight, you have DC and maybe Nog, though I'm not 100% sure the current status on Nog is. Provided the two other available guys get consideration first, I wouldn't be upset of DC filled in for an injury.
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Miletich: Cormier could be champ at heavyweight and light heavyweight
“Obviously Cummins was not ready for that fight," said Miletich. "Anybody who knew the game knew he wasn’t, but that was a situation where they had to feed him somebody because nobody else wanted that fight. I guarantee it. That’s just the way it is -- nobody wants to fight Daniel Cormier. Everybody laughed at me when he was a last-minute replacement for the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix, when I said he was going to kill Bigfoot Silva and then beat Josh Barnett.”
Miletich was then asked if he thought Cormier was ready to fight for the title vs. the winner of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 on April 26.
I think he is," said Miletich. "I’m sure we’re going to see him fight somebody else before that and really truly legitimize himself (vs.) whoever it is that he fights, a Gustafsson or somebody like that, which would be a great measuring stick obviously. Gustafsson’s a very, very tough guy. But I think we’re going to see one more fight out of Daniel before he ends up fighting the winner of that fight.”
Cormier has dropped to light heavy from heavy as he was not willing to fight AKA teammate Cain Velasquez for the title. However, Miletich was asked if he thought Cormier could win at heavyweight, too.
“Certainly," replied Miletich. "I just think that at 205, he’s benefited. He’s quick enough to deal with the 205ers. He’s stronger than the 205ers. His wrestling is better than any of the 205ers. He’s going to make a lot of money there. He doesn’t have to be a heavyweight to make a ton of money. I think he can make millions being a 205er and running through people.
"But yeah, I think he could certainly win the heavyweight title also.”
man... i really hate saying this but jones is most likely going to beat DC. DC is legit don't get me wrong, but he's so damn short... jones' reach is fucking insane compared to DC. jones will find his rhythm early and will finish it with stand elbows coming in... damnit...
I think DC is a terrible matchup for Gus but he has proven me wrong before.
Outside of Rashad and obviously Jones, I don't see anyone else at LHW giving DC a lot of trouble.
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They may have been softly ranked top 5ish, but were pretty solidly ranked in the top 10, since Bader stayed in the top 10 even after getting beat pretty bad by Jones.
Plus, as I'm sure you know, there were other circumstances. Rashad had just been injured, Machida had just lost the rematch to Shogun, and maybe his fight with Rampage by that time. Rampage would have been the only person ranked above him coming off a win, and his win over Machida was not that convincing.
So I don't think Jones getting the title shot when he did was bullshit at all.
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