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Cain Velasquez wants Jon Jones fight after teammate Daniel Cormier retires

Cain Velasquez wants Jon Jones fight after teammate Daniel Cormier retires

Despite his accomplishments and accolades, many would still put Daniel Cormier’s legacy into question. There remains to be discussions about him not being considered as one of the best in the game since he has yet to defeat his greatest rival, Jon Jones.

From his end, Cormier says he no longer intends to make a third fight happen, as he slowly moves towards his retirement by his 40th birthday this March. His coach Javier Mendez, however, says it would not be surprising if “DC” decided to put these plans on hold and fight two or three more times.

But once Cormier hangs up his gloves, close friend and training partner Cain Velasquez says he is willing to finish the current champion’s business with Jones.

“I hope so. I’ll try to make that happen,” Velasquez told MMA Fighting.

Jones himself has been open about a fight with Velasquez as far back as 2013, at a time when he was also looking at a permanent heavyweight jump “within the next two years.”

For now, Velasquez will need to get through his return fight after a nearly three-year layoff against Francis Ngannou at UFC on ESPN 1 on February 17th in Phoenix, Arizona.

Jones has recently stated that he has no intention to fight DC at heavyweight. If he doesn’t move up, their other AKA teammate, Luke Rockhold said he’s more than willing to face “princess” Jones at 205 lbs.