UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier was originally set to fight former champion Jon Jones at UFC 200, but then Jones failed a drug test and the fight was canceled. Cormier, who is currently dealing with an injury, has unfinished business with Jones.
“Honestly, when that whole thing happened in July, I would have fought him two days later. It doesn’t matter. I just want to fight. I’m there to fight and because of our history and - I’m a competitor and I need to get back that. That means so much to me at my core that I’ve got to get it back. My life and career would not be okay if I had to walk away and not share the octagon again with that man,” Cormier said to Colin Cowherd.
Cormier even wants to fight Jones again, even if he’s still using illegal substances.
“I’d fight him... If that was the case before, then the guy that I’m gonna fight the next time is not gonna be the same guy I saw the first time because of USADA and the drug testing that we are under now... But yes, I would fight him [even if he were on PEDs]. It doesn’t matter. The competitor in me and my belief in my coaches and my skill, I have to get that back. I can’t live with it,” said Cormier.
Cormier hasn’t competed since UFC 200, where he defeated former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva by decision.