Despite suffering a devestating knockout loss in a his rematch with Jon Jones at UFC 214, Daniel Cormier, still believes that a trilogy with Jones is still a possibility.
The loss at UFC 214 in July gave Cormier his second career loss, both coming at the hands of Jones who first defeated him back at UFC 182 in January 2015.
Speking on “The MMA Hour” with Ariel Helwani yesterday, Cormier spoke for the first time following UFC 214 and admitted that his second loss to Jones was “a tough pill to swallow”.
Cormier also quickly putting any retirement rumours to rest.
“Why would I stop fighting?” Cormier said. “I feel like I still love the competition more than anything. That’s really what’s driving me. When I don’t have competition, I’m not in something like that, I’m miserable, man. I love to compete. I love to be in the environment. Not only am I going to fight again, but I do believe that Jon Jones and I will fight again. So, of course I have a desire to fight, and I believe that him and I will compete again before it’s all said and done.”
Cormier also believes that no one else in the division can compete with him and if he wins enough fights that he can and he can get a third crack at Jones.
“I don’t know exactly what path leads back to a fight with Jones, but I anticipate he’ll be the champion,” Cormier said. “I don’t believe anyone else in this division can compete with me. So, after I win enough fights, I believe that we’ll fight again. Also, we make money together, and when you make money together, the UFC is usually pretty open to making those matches.”