Daniel Cormier (10-0) thinks sooner or later a meeting between him and Jon Jones (17-1) will occur. Cormier recently pitched the idea of coaching opposite of Jones on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), but the current light heavyweight champion declined. With Cormier’s name popping up lately, the current Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion thinks since the fans want to see it, they will.
“I think eventually, it’s bound to happen,” said Cormier on MMA Uncensored. “Obviously, this guy mentions me and talks about how I don’t have enough followers on Twitter to coach The Ultimate Fighter with him. It’s a fight that people want to say, and I think it’ll definitely happen.”
Before Cormier can come over to the UFC, he must finish his final contracted fight with Strikeforce. He was set to fight in the main event of the November 3 Strikeforce card before it was cancelled due to several injured fighters, including Cormier’s opponent.
In his last fight in September, Jones suffered ligament strains in his elbow. While he remains out of action he will coach on the upcoming season of the TUF against Chael Sonnen (27-12-1). The two will fight in April on the finale of the season.
Cormier said that earlier in the year Jones had approached him at a show and told him he would be waiting to defend his title against him.
Before the two can fight, Cormier said he needs about six months to make the cut to light heavyweight.