Cormier is currently the “champ champ.” He holds the UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight titles. “DC” is currently set to face Brock Lesnar in early 2019, but a familiar foe is now eligible to compete on Oct. 28. Cormier and Jones have been firing off verbal jabs on social media since the announcement of Jones’ eligibility.
Dana White: We Might See Cormier vs. Jones III at Heavyweight
With a rivalry as ugly as Cormier vs. Jones, fans have been clamoring for a third bout between the two. Speaking to TMZ Sports, White said we may see it at heavyweight:
“I would like to see it, I think the fans would like to see it. What would be interesting is … we might see it at heavyweight. I’m gonna do whatever DC wants to do. Daniel Cormier has been an incredible champion for us. He’s an incredible human being. He’s a stud and I’m gonna do everything in my power to keep that man happy.”
Jones has ruled the light heavyweight division, but for a while analysts and fans have agreed that “Bones” will eventually have to move up to heavyweight due to his size. There will likely come a time when Jones’ body will refuse weight cutting and he’ll make the jump up to heavyweight. It seems like it’s not a matter of “if,” but “when.”
Do you want to see Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones III at heavyweight?