Daniel Cormier Claims He’ll Fight Volkan Oezdemir in Early 2018

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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.”