UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title for the first time at this Saturday’s UFC 192, when he takes on Alexander Gustafsson.
Ahead of that scrap, Cormier’s coach, Javier Mendez, recently talked on The MMA Hour and said that he thinks the champ isn’t exactly getting the credit he deserves as the 205 champ. Mendez admits that Jon Jones is a guy Cormier still needs to beat, but that by defeating Gustafsson he’ll show that he deserves to be champ and deserves to be considered the best, right now.
Here’s what he had to say:
“100-percent he does have something to prove. And by doing what I feel he is going to do to Gustafsson, he is going to show everybody why he is the best guy right now and why he should be the champion, with the exception of Jones being out until he comes back. So definitely, he is one of the best in the world and he’s proven it. Nobody. If you list the stats, he’s never lost a round except when he lost to Jones. Everybody else he beat every single round. He definitely deserves more credit than what he’s getting. He’s getting some, but he deserves a lot more and I don’t think anyone can say he doesn’t.”
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