The MMA world is still reeling from the news that Jon Jones has been pulled from the superstar card of UFC 200. While the fallout of him being pulled is still not clear, that has not stopped people from looking for answers. At a press conference on Wednesday, Daniel Cormier addressed the media about what his thoughts on the situation are.
"I’m very disappointed. I worked very hard to prepare for this. You know you take care of what you can take care of and that’s what I did. More than anything [I’m] just really disappointed," DC said.
Cormier also talked about the sadness that comes with not facing his rival.
"I put myself in a position where I felt that I could win this fight. So to hear something like this, it’s very sad from a competitive standpoint, from a financial standpoint," he explained. "There are multiple ways that this is disappointing. I really don’t know how to explain how I am feeling right now."
Now that Jones is out of UFC 200, Cormier's spot on the card is also in question. Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt have already been moved to the main event and getting him an opponent on two-days notice would be a difficult task. Cormier talked about the possibility of getting a new opponent.
"I've trained long and hard. If anyone would fight, then yeah I would fight. Why not?" he said. "But I understand the difficult task that it would be to get someone to fight me on two days. I'm willing to put some weight and fight up. 225, 220. ... But if it doesn't make sense for the organization or me, then it doesn't make sense."
Jones can still appeal the suspension and get his sample retested, but a violation could see him out of the sport for two years. That may make a rematch with Jon Jones a distant thought for DC.
"I’ve always fought whoever the UFC has offered me to fight," Cormier said. "If Jon was back, and the fight was the fight, then of course I would take it. I am here to fight."
As of right now, there is no other opponent. Follow Champions to get updates on UFC 200 and other MMA news. Watch the press conference here.