Volkan Oezdemir is next for Daniel Cormier
DC looking to get back into the Octagon after the Jon Jones drama
Daniel Cormier has had a world of drama as of late, mainly due in part to his rival, Jon Jones. Daniel first met Jones back at UFC 182 in 2015, he lost that bout by decision, however shortly after Jones was stripped of the title due to a hit and run incident.
‘DC‘ then went on a four-fight winning streak, submitting Anthony Johnson to win the title, then defending the title to Alexander Gustafsson. He was supposed to fight Jon Jones for a second time at UFC 200, however, the bout was called off at the final minute thanks to a failed drug test by Jones. DC still fought at UFC 200, but against Anderson Silva in a bout which he won, although many critics feel he played it safe against Silva.
Cormier then fought and beat Anthony Johnson again, before finally facing Jon Jones for a chance at redemption at UFC 214 this past July. Unfortunately, redemption wasn’t earned as Daniel was knocked out in the third round.
@volkan_oezdemir I asked and people wanna see u and I scrap. So you got it man! Let me figure a date now. They chose u bud! Congrats
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) September 28, 2017
Cormier has stated that he conducted a fan poll and the fans ‘picked’ Volkan as Cormier’s next opponent – No official confirmation of the bout has been announced but it doesn’t seem too far out of the question.
Volkan has won three straight fights in the UFC since making his debut, knocking out Jimi Manuwa and Misha Cirkunov within the first minute of the opening round – He also took Ovince St Preux to a split decision.