ByDanny Segura, writer at
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Daniel Cormier may fight sooner than expected.

The UFC Light Heavyweight Champion recently took to Twitter to say that he would "love" to get a chance to fight on the upcoming UFC 206 card at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on Dec. 10.

At present, the fight card remains without a main event.

This tweet goes contrary to what Cormier said last month to top light heavyweight challenger Anthony Johnson. Cormier fired a few shots at "Rumble" Johnson and said that he wanted to fight him on Dec. 30, which is UFC 207.

Nothing has been officially announced by the UFC, but both Cormier and Johnson, who's ranked as the number-one contender in the division, have expressed interest in fighting each other sometime later this year.

Cormier last fought in July against MMA legend Anderson Silva in a non-title bout at UFC 200. The Olympic wrestler was originally scheduled to fight Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 200, but Jones was pulled from the card just days before the event, after the former champion was flagged for a potential USADA violation. Cormier is currently 18-1 as a professional fighter with his only loss coming to Jon Jones back at UFC 182 in January 2015.

Meanwhile, the man likely to be next in line for a title shot, Johnson, recently competed at UFC 202 in August where he knocked out Glover Teixeira just 13 seconds into the fight. With that win, Johnson improved his winning streak to three in a row since losing to Cormier at UFC 187. Johnson is 22-5 as a professional fighter.

Although Johnson seems to be the only candidate that makes sense to challenge for UFC gold and Cormier has expressed interest in fighting Johnson, UFC president Dana White said on the 'UFC Unfiltered' podcast that the company was considering matching Johnson with Jones. Soon after White's comments, Johnson replied:

The UFC has yet to announce upcoming any bouts for Cormier and Johnson.


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