Current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Jon Jones recently spoke about Daniel Cormier not getting a title shot and Alexander Gustafsson getting one instead.
“Who’s more deserving? I would say Daniel Cormier has better accolades and the better record,” Jones said. “He’s undefeated, and he’s beaten former world champions before, said Jones.”
Daniel Cormier (15-0) has six knockouts, four submissions and five decision victories in his MMA career. In his last five fights he has beaten the top names that MMA has to offer. He beat Josh Barnett via unanimous decision at Strikeforce – Barnett vs. Cormier on May / 19 / 2012 and Dion Staring via TKO at Strikeforce – Marquardt vs. Saffiedine on Jan / 12 / 2013. He made his UFC return against Frank Mir and won the fight via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 7 – Henderson vs. Melendez on Apr / 20 / 2013. He then beat Roy Nelson via unanimous decision at UFC 166 – Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 on Oct / 19 / 2013 and in his last fight prior to UFC 173, he knocked out Patrick Cummins at UFC 170 – Rousey vs. McMann on Feb / 22 / 2014. He is coming off a win over Dan Henderson at UFC 173 in May.
“He was a world champion in the Strikeforce organization, so I would say Cormier. But, I think the fans want to see me fight Alexander more, and I think that’s what’s most important.”
Jon Jones (20-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) will meet the number one contender Alexander Gustafsson (16-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) will meet on September 27th on pay-per-view.