Daniel Cormier was able to capitalize from Jon Jones’ mistakes and become the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion on Saturday evening. Jones was stripped of his championship in April after allegedly fleeing the scene of a car accident that he apparently caused. Jones turned himself in nearly a day later and was suspended from the octagon.
Cormier was named as Jones’ replacement in the main-event of “UFC 187” and defeated Anthony “Rumble” Johnson for the vacated championship.
After the bout, Cormier proceeded to call out Jon Jones and challenge him to a rematch once he returns. Though there is no date for a “Bones” return to the octagon, Cormier stated during the post fight press conference that he believes Jones will sort things out and find his way back to the cage.
“It’s not just about being a champion inside of the ring,” said Cormier. “You have to be a champion in all facets of life. It’s unfortunate, but I believe that he will get his stuff together and then he and I will fight again.”
Ryan Bader has other plans, however. Bader stormed the presser and challenged Cormier to a fight right then and there! The two were held back from each other and nothing physical happened between the two, but there is a good chance the altercation decided Cormier’s first defense.
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