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Daniel Cormier Details Difficult Decisions To Pull Out Of UFC 197

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Daniel Cormier has been waiting for Jon Jones for well over a year now.

However, the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion will not be able to square off with Jones later this month at UFC 197, suffering a foot injury that has prompted his exit. Jones will now meet Ovince Saint Preux for the interim light heavyweight title.

“DC,” a former Olympic wrestler, suffered his first pro loss last January to Jones for the belt. After officials stripped “Bones” of the title and suspended him following a legal issue, Cormier won the belt with a submission win over Anthony Johnson.

He successfully defended it vs. Alexander Gustafsson late in 2015, setting the stage for the rematch this year.