Daniel Cormier sends message to Jon Jones: ‘Get it together, man’


One man’s misfortune can be another’s opportunity, and [autotag]Daniel Cormier[/autotag] has been granted the chance to compete for a UFC title for a second consecutive fight.

Cormier (15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) meets [autotag]Anthony Johnson[/autotag] (19-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) for the vacant light heavyweight title in UFC 187’s new main event after former champion [autotag]Jon Jones[/autotag] (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) was stripped of the belt and suspended indefinitely due to his alleged involvement in a Sunday hit-and-run accident in Albuquerque, N.M., that left a 25-year-old pregnant woman with a broken arm and wrist.

“DC” already was preparing for a scheduled matchup with Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night 68 on June 6. However, when news broke about Jones, Cormier said he realized the opportunity to compete at UFC 187 might present itself.

“I followed the social media; people were kind of seeing that it was the fight that would need to…

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Anthony Johnson: ‘The game plan hasn’t changed; the game plan is to whoop some ass’


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While much has changed for [autotag]Anthony Johnson[/autotag] (19-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) over the past few days, the UFC light heavyweight contender said his plan for May 23 hasn’t been altered one bit.

“The gameplan hasn’t changed,” Johnson told MMAjunkie. “The gameplan is to whoop some ass.”

Johnson, of course, was set to face Jon Jones (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) in the main event of next month’s UFC 187 event for the promotion’s light heavyweight belt. That was before “Bones” was involved in a hit-and-run accident that ultimately saw him stripped of his belt and indefinitely suspended.

Fortunately for Johnson, UFC officials elected to keep the belt on the line at UFC 187, bringing in Daniel Cormier (15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) to face “Rumble” for the now-vacant belt.

Johnson admits he wanted to be the first man to truly beat Jones in the cage but is still excited for his opportunity…

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