LOS ANGELES – May 23, 2014 – In anticipation of UFC fighter Daniel Cormier’s showdown with Dan Henderson tomorrow night at UFC 173, INSIDE MMA correspondent Ron Kruck caught up with the light heavyweight to discuss his future career in the UFC on AXS TV’s Inside MMA tonight.
“[Dana White] told me that both of us would get a title shot if we won. I’ve been hounding him. He’s probably tired of me going, ‘Hey, when do I fight? When do I get a title shot? Who do I fight next? What do I do?’ So if he doesn’t confirm to me then right after the fight on Saturday I’m gonna be right in his back pocket… before he can even set up the next fight. Realistic timeline for me: I know it’s quite a wait if I get through Henderson, but [Jon] Jones didn’t take much damage in his fight, [Alexander] Gustafsson took no damage, those guys should fight in September.”
Cormier went on to directly address Jones and Gustafsson, saying:
“Jones, Gustafsson you guys fight in September. The winner fights me at the beginning of next year. Guys don’t make me wait too long, I’m 35 years old.”
Also during the interview, Cormier talks about his matchup with Henderson, who he calls one if his heroes, and jokes about their recent Popeye’s chicken incident. Watch Cormier’s full interview here: bit.ly/TEfmvD
Tonight’s episode also featured guest host UFC Fighter Mark Munoz, who lent his unique perspective to the show as he filled in for regular host Bas Rutten. During the show, series host Kenny Rice asked Munoz to preview his headlining fight next week versus Gegard Mousasi. A video clip of Munoz’s response is available here: bit.ly/1jNqlxd
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