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Daniel Cormier Verbally Accepts Fight With Corey Anderson

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 08: Mixed martial artist Daniel Cormier poses on the scale during his weigh-in for UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cormier will meet Anderson Silva in a non-title light heavyweight bout on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena. Silva replaces Jon Jones who was pulled from a light heavyweight title fight against Cormier due to a potential violation of the UFC's anti-doping policy. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Daniel Cormier has verbally agreed to fight Corey Anderson and defend his 205lb title one more time before apparently returning to fight Brock Lesnar at heavyweight.

A quick look at the rankings will tell you that Anderson may be the best option for DC if he does, in fact, wish to defend his title at light-heavyweight.

Alexander Gustafsson is injured, Volkan Oezdemir is injured, and with Corey having defeated the #3-ranked Glover Teixeira, one would assume that this is the fight to make.

Sure, Anthony Smith stole the headlines with his first-round victory over the weathered Shogun Rua (who is ranked #8) but with Anderson being the first to the table – DC seems interested in fulfilling his duties as a two-weight world champ.

Corey led the dance with a pretty cordial invitation to scrap.

To which Cormier responded:

Cue the people saying he’s ducking X or he doesn’t want to fight Y but in truth, what we have here is a champion who even now, is willing to fight the guy who the rankings consider to be next in line.

Don’t forget that.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at [email protected]