The power of the fans may have proven to be even more influential than they ever thought before. Just earlier today, Daniel Cormier addressed Twitter about their results when he asked who he should fight next. ‘No Time’ Volkan Oezdemir beat out light heavyweight number one contender Alexander Gustafsson as the fighter they want to see challenge Cormier for the UFC title. The champ replied to Oezdemir personally to let him know he has been chose. Now, the big Swiss armed with rocket arms accepted DC’s challenge, as well as giving him a little praise.
— Volkan Oezdemir (@volkan_oezdemir) September 28, 2017
So far in Volkan Oezdemir’s very short UFC career, he’s looked unstoppable. However, Daniel Cormier hasn’t lost to anyone —at light heavyweight or heavyweight — besides Jon Jones. With Anthony Johnson pursuing business outside of the UFC, Oezdemir is arguably the hardest hitting man in that division now. That power wasn’t enough to put Cormier away on two occasions, so will Oezdemir’s be enough? One thing is for sure, it’ll be exciting as hell to watch and find out. We’ll alert you if and when the UFC makes an official announcement.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 9/28/2017.