As far as Daniel Cormier is concerned, his feud with Jon Jones is far from over.
But if the former UFC light heavyweight champion has a better offer to move back up to heavyweight, he’ll take it.
Cormier touched on Jones, his future and more during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour. He also said he has yet to watch a replay of his loss to Jones from UFC 214.
“I don’t know exactly what path leads back to a fight with Jones, but I anticipate he’ll be the champion,” Cormier said. “I don’t believe anyone else in this division can compete with me. After I win enough fights, I believe that we’ll fight again. Also, we make money together, and when you make money together, the UFC is usually pretty open to making those matches.
“I really shrunk myself from heavyweight. I used to have big old traps and I was bigger guy when I fought at heavyweight, but I’d entertain anything. The UFC values me and honestly, man, they’ve already reached out with some ideas about me fighting, and I was like, ‘well, I need time,’ but there are options at heavyweight and options at 205.
“Obviously the Jimi Manuwa fight is a fight that could happen. Volkan Oezdemir has done fantastic for himself, a guy that’s a cool guy, but if the easiest path back to fighting the fights that I want is to go through somebody like that, then I’ll do it. So it’s a matter of just what I decide to do.”