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Daniel Cormier finds himself in an interesting position; he wanted a title shot but Jon Jones said that he didn’t deserve it, now Jon Jones seems to watch to fight Daniel Cormier over Alexander Gustafsson. For Daniel Cormier, this means he might have the chance of a lifetime to get his shot against Jon Jones and the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. So would Cormier put off the knee surgery he was going to get for a shot at Jones? Of course he would.
The UFC feels that Alexander Gustafsson is next in line for a shot against Jon Jones, but it seems that Jon Jones feels that he’s already beaten Gustafsson and would much rather fight Cormier next. Fans are intent on the narrative of Jon Jones ducking Gustafsson, but honestly, if he’s worried about losing his title I’m not sure that taking a fight with Cormier is a way to hold onto that title, either. [source]