If you honestly believe the UFC 'wants' Cormier to be "the guy" then I have a bridge to sell you.
You're missing the point. What I said was the UFC wants the fans to think of DC as the Undisputed 205 champion and not Jones. Which is why people in the MMA media made a big deal about it when Buffer announced DC as the new Undisputed champion. No one said UFC wants DC to be the guy. They just want the fans and media to think of and consider him the real 205 champ because its best for them business wise at the moment. Ppl considering Jones the real champ doesn't do anything for UFC right now. And if they try to match up DC vs Bader/Gus/anyone right now, ppl thinking his belt doesn't mean anything hurts the ppv numbers of the card. Fact.
lol agreed. but nobody's beating him till JJ comes back. maybe if weidman moved up or something.
Craziest thing I've ever read. Jones is to the UFC what Lebron is to the NBA (minus his out of the cage problems). The Rondy Rousey thing is just a spectacle, no one really is going to start watching MMA because a girl is beating the crap out of other girls. The UFC knows this too.
I give ZERO dambs about Bader v DC, give me Gus v DC off the bat but nah they're going to give it to Bader since he's on a winning streak and since he crashed the press conference on some fake crap
Watching DC absorb that A-Bomb from Johnson leads me to believe DC would weather Gus' flurries and eventually work for clinches and takedowns. I think DC would end up subbing Gus too or win the decision. DC is going to beat Bader any way he wants to
DC said he will fight whoever is next, regardless of Jones' situation. I don't think that's a problem for DC, he wants to have an easy title defense against Bader
Agreed with that logic. Cain aint goin NOWHERE, so DC will never fight Cain for the title
They were supposed to fight in FEB 2014... Rashad aint gonna be back for a while. I envision DC fighting Rashad in 2016 coming off a loss to Jones
I wouldn't be surprised if Rashad retires. He seems like he's put away some money, he's coaching, and I'm sure he'll get a FOX gig too. Don't see him competing for the belt, much less holding it. Loved him as a fighter though, especially when he destroyed Chuck and Rampage.
Feel like that JJ fight took his soul.