Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier lost the gold to Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 214.
Jones has since been hit with a second USADA violation and no matter what happens to him, the former champion still wants to throw hands with his rival one more time.
The way that the former champion would like to throw hands with Jones comes in the form of a boxing match. The situation, while unlikely, is possible because Jones' USADA suspension only extends to MMA as of right nwo.
“I think if all this stuff was to come back real, I think in about year or two, you’ll start seeing [Jon Jones] do some of the things he used to do. Like those grappling matches with Dan Henderson. Doing little things to try to make money because that money starts to wear out after a time. It’s very hard though, how do you let go of all the emotion that is tied to him and my rivalry? I don’t think I could [grapple with Jon Jones] because I think that, competitively, we would want to fight. It would be hard to just wrestle or hard to just grapple. Boxing? We would probably do that, of course I would box him. That’s just another way of fighting," Daniel Cormier said on Talk & Talker.
If the two did somehow venture into a boxing match, then they would join UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor as high profile UFC fighters who have crossed over into the combat sport.
There is no word yet on what kind of suspension or penalties Jones could be facing for his USADA violation, that is expected to be announced once the B sample drug test is completed.
Cormier also recently stated that if the light heavyweight title were given back to him, then he would show the MMA fans just how important the title is.