Cormier on why he didn’t call out Jon Jones by name

So last night after Cormier pretty much dominated Roy Nelson, he got on the mic with his slimmed-down frame, and basically said his thrubbing of Roy Nelson would be the last time he would fight at heavyweight, and that he’s moving to 205.

Now, Cormier’s body almost shut down when he last tried cutting weight in the Olympics, but he’s smarter now about it, and I for one, welcome his move to 205.

This is why he didn’t call out Jon Jones by name:

“I’m always shooting for the top,” said Cormier, as transcribed by MMAMania. “You don’t shoot for #2 or #3. I want to fight Jon Jones, I want to fight for the championship. There is no reason for me to call out anyone else. If there is someone else, I’ll fight him.

“Put me in an important fight that’s going to get me a championship fight. I’m 34 years old now and I’ll be 35 in the New Year. This desk is starting to look pretty good. [I didn’t call Jon Jones out by name] because it seems that him and Glover Teixeira are fighting. I’m not going to disrespect Glover, but I’d definitely jump at the opportunity to fight the champ.”

“I went through a lot of things in my life. I’m about to get serious for a second. I’ve been through a lot of things. I lost a three-month old daughter, I lost my father, he got murdered when I was seven years old. Anything you put in front of me, I will get through it. My ultimate goal is to be UFC champion. I know what’s inside of me, I know what I’m willing to go through to accomplish my goals… I can get through just about everything [for my family]. Just give me an opportunity.”