Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is currently awaiting punishment for a second failed drug test that was in line with UFC 214.
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier hopes Jones gets a short suspension from USADA so he can fight him again.
“For me, personally, I prefer him to get a shorter suspension, so we could fight again,” Cormier said at a Fox Sports media event. “Of course I would fight him again. I am who I am, to fault. I just like to fight him. I feel like I get better every time I prepare to fight him. I’m not gonna move on from our rivalry. It was too big. It’s gonna go down in history. I think people are optimistic. They want to believe in the good. When he says stuff like ‘back to work,’ they think maybe it’s not gonna be as long.”
Cormier fought Jones twice before, losing to him at UFC 182 and then fighting him to a no contest at UFC 214.
While Cormier is awaiting to find out what kind of punishment Jones will get, the champion has his sights set on Volkan Oezdemir.
“He (Oezdemir) is the fight,” Cormier said. “He’s won three fights in a row. I fought Gustafsson before. It was a great fight. Something new, something different. That’s pretty much when it boiled down to.”
There is currently no timeframe for when Jones will get his USADA issued punishment or when DC will defend the title against Oezdemir.