It’s been a busy year for UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier… and the champ is tired.
Cormier kicked off the year in less than stellar fashion by failing to wrest the belt from around then-champion Jon Jones‘ waist. He took Jones the full five rounds of their UFC 182 title fight, but he couldn’t find a way to beat him. Shortly thereafter, everything went haywire.
Jones was slated to put his belt on the line against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in May, but disqualified himself. Jones caused a hit-and-run accident in Albuquerque, N.M., where he trains, and then fled the scene. The UFC subsequently suspended Jones and stripped him of the belt, pending the outcome of his legal situation.
Meanwhile, Cormier was enlisted to fill the gap and defeated Johnson for the vacated belt in May.
Jones recently pled guilty to a felony count of hit-and-run and received a plea bargain that puts him on probation for 18 months. There are no restrictions on his travel, so Jones could be reinstated and is likely to be granted an immediate title shot when he is, but the UFC is currently investigating his situation and has ….View original article