The UFC light heavyweight title is up for grabs as Daniel Cormier puts his title on the line against Alexander Gustafsson.
MMA Fighting notes that the contest will have a different appeal as Jon Jones, the former champion, could be returning soon and could take up the challenge once again. Jon has managed to avoid jail time and could return to the octagon once he gets reinstated.
Reacting to the situation, Cormier commented, “When this incident happened, the thought wasn’t really that Jon was going to serve jail time. The hope was that there would be some sort of punishment for his actions, and that was the punishment levied by the judicial system. The system is in place for a reason, so we have to all agree that it’s fair. Jon is not getting off scot-free. He will now be able to help young children and talk to them so that they don’t make mistakes like he has over the course of his life. Hopefully on the other side he becomes a better person and he gets back to doing what he does best, and that’s fighting.”
As for the Cormier vs Gustafsson match, Bleacher Report predicts the champ will be keeping his belt via unanimous decision. He may face Jones again next to defend his title.
The UFC 192 Fight card will see former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks against Tyron Woodley, former light heavyweight kingpin Rashad Evans against Ryan Bader, Shaun Jordan against Ruslan Magomedov and finally Jessica Eye fight against Julianna Pena.
According to the Combat Press, the 13-fight card takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston. The preliminary card begins on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET and moves to Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET. Then it’s off to pay-per-view for the main card at 10 p.m. ET.