Cormier wants Jones rematch

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is hoping to meet Jon Jones in the Octagon in the near future after Jones' suspension was lifted.

In their last meeting, at UFC 182 in January, Cormier failed in his bid to win the title as he lost via unanimous decision. But after Jones was suspended and stripped of the light heavyweight belt following a hit-and-run incident in New Mexico in April, Cormier beat Anthony Johnson via submission at UFC 187 to claim the vacant title. 

Cormier recently defended his title against Alexander Gustafsson via split decision at UFC 192 earlier this month, but the champion now has his sights set on a rematch against the man he lost to at the beginning of the year. 

"Congrats to Jon ‘Bones’ Jones on his reinstatement to the UFC," Cormier wrote on his Facebook page. "For MMA fans this is a good day.

"A guy that has shown to be one of the greatest fighters of all time is back. As a competitor there could be no other outcome and this is the best news I've heard in a long time.

"Jon has said the right things and his actions are backing his words up. We all hope this is the last time we have to deal with anything like that. And lastly as a fan [you] get to see [two] of the best fighters compete against each other. With that being said, I can't wait to compete against him again."