Daniel Cormier Willing to Wait Out His Shot at Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier will have a chance to challenge for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, that is, if he can defeat longtime top contender Dan Henderson in their upcoming fight. For Daniel Cormier, he seems dead set on defeating Henderson and then having the next fight after that be for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. It seems like Daniel Cormier is even willing to wait through that dreaded period of limbo that tends to happen to guys waiting for UFC title shots. [source]

“I’ve waited long enough,” Cormier said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “This will be my fifth top-10 win, and I’m not fighting anyone else. I’m going to sit and wait and get better, and I’m going to wait to fight Jon Jones.”

“If it took nine months, I’d wait nine months. It’s time for me to fight for the belt. It’s not that I’m afraid I’ll lose to any of these guys, because I don’t believe that. I think I can beat them all. I just think that at a point, you have to make a stand about what’s important for me. Eventually one of these guys is going to take me to the edge and make me have to fight. Dan Henderson could potentially be that guy. I may need a lot of time between fights. The only reason I haven’t needed so much time is because I haven’t really been pressed.”