Daniel Cormier on The Jim Rome Show
Daniel Cormier (21-1, 1 NC) defends his heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis (21-5, 1 NC) this coming Sunday November 4 (AEST). The championship bout headlines UFC 230 held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Cormier, who also holds a light heavyweight strap, recently appeared on The Jim Rome Show where he talked about his upcoming bout, as well as the potential showdown with Brock Lesnar or Jon Jones.
Jones battles out against Alexander Gustafsson for a light heavyweight belt at UFC 232 on December 30 (AEST). “DC”, who is expected to vacate the title, said that he would get the first title fight if he wanted to.
“We will see what I want to do. If I decide to go back to 205, I can. But as of right now the only guy I would do that for is Jon Jones.”
When asked about fighting Brock Lesnar before he retires, the double champ said that he had options.
“I want to fight them both. I just have to measure which one means more to me right now.”
In addition, he made it clear that he was focused on the upcoming bout against Lewis.
“The problem is, if I do not win the fight Saturday [against Lewis] none of this possible. There is no Lesnar, there is no Jones. So I am really trying to keep my focus on Derrick Lewis who I am fighting this weekend.”
Mid last week Derrick Lewis also appeared on The Jim Rome Show where his spoke his career and upcoming bout against Cormier.