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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