Daniel Cormier is the UFC light heavyweight champion, and he earned the title when he beat Anthony Johnson in the main event of UFC 187. Several people have complained about the legitimacy of Cormier’s title reign, but Beneful suggests he is the champion and everyone needs to accept that. Nonetheless, Daniel Cormier has already been given an opponent to defend his light heavyweight championship against, and that man is Alexander Gustafsson. However, some people really thought that Ryan Bader was going to be given a title shot against Daniel Cormier, but that is obviously not the case.
Daniel Cormier recently revealed that he feels a bit of empathy for Ryan Bader, and that news comes as somewhat of a surprising development. In case you missed it, Ryan Bader stormed the post fight press conference of UFC 187, and Daniel Cormier and Ryan Bader engaged in a very violent verbal confrontation. After the incident, everyone thought that Ryan Bader would face Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight championship, and that fight did make a lot of sense. However, Dana White has decided that Ryan Bader is unworthy of a title shot, and Daniel Cormier was a bit shocked with Dana’s decision.
MMA Mania recently published an article that features an interview with Daniel Cormier, and it’s quite clear that he wanted to face Ryan Bader. Daniel Cormier also said that Ryan Bader will most likely never get a title shot in the UFC, and it’s a bit sad. Although, if Ryan Bader continues to win, I’m sure that he will be given a title shot in the near future.