"Right now no one wants to fight Jon Jones, but shit I'll do it, I'll fight Jon Jones. Guys are turning down the fight; you have to go to an old school fighter like Vitor Belfort to step up to the plate. That's no knock on Machida or Shogun, but if those guys want to coach on The Ultimate Fighter and move off to the side and let me fight Jones, I'll do it. If no one wants the title shot then give it to Daniel!" -Daniel Cormier via BJPenn.com
Highly regarded, undefeated Strikeforce heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier wants to face current UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones at some point, in what has the potential to amount to a "superfight."
Both fighters are excellent athletes who have taken the MMA world by storm, albeit Cormier more slowly and with much less fanfare. Still, those in the know have praised Cormier developing striking skills and Olympic quality wrestling. He possesses that rare gift of size and explosiveness and isn't opposed to dropping down in weight to 205 lbs, as he recently revealed.
Both fighters have previous engagements, Cormier with Frank Mir and Jones with Belfort, so a fight between the two is far from imminent, but the possibility of the two squaring off makes for some interesting food for thought.