Earlier this month it was revealed that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had injured his leg in training, and would be unable to fight Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 197 on April 23rd.
The UFC booked Ovince Saint Preux as a replacement opponent for Jones, and made the bout an interim title fight. Assuming Jon Jones wins the fight, Daniel Cormier would like to have his rematch with the pound for pound king ASAP.
He spoke to ESPN.com:
I don’t want to be sitting long. Jon said he was open to fighting at UFC 200 if he comes through this clean. I would definitely want to fight around that time frame, too. I don’t want to wait until a November card in New York, waste a year in my career. I’m 37 and finally at the top of my game. I need to be competing.
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