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Daniel Cormier wants 205-pound title shot with win at UFC 166

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12:19 PM ET 07.24 | UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier is one of the top fighters in the sport and he is looking for a title shot. Cormier's next fight comes against Roy Nelson at UFC 166 and the former world class wrestler would love a crack at UFC gold with a win. However, he wants the title shot at a different weight class. Cormier said that he would like an immediate title shot against Jon Jones at light-heavyweight with a win over Nelson, during an appearance on FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight" with Ariel Helwani. Fans have been intrigued for the idea of this fight for some time. Cormier would be an exciting challenger at heavyweight, but his teammate Cain Velasquez is the current title holder and there is no interest in fighting his good friend. If Jones gets by Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 and Cormier gets the victory at UFC 166, we could be in for a very exciting match up.

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July 25, 2013  06:15 PM ET

Big ifs

July 26, 2013  07:29 AM ET

Huh? How does beating the #10 HW earn you a title shot at LHW? or is LHW hurting for a new challange so badly that anyone can just shout out a challange and get a fight?

 
July 31, 2013  07:01 PM ET

Who does Cormier think he is? He hasn't fought once at 205 but he wants an immediate title shot? He's not superfight-worthy so he needs to just shut up and worry about beating Roy Nelson.... He's basically a boring, fat version of Rashad Evans...

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