UFC light heavyweight champion took to Twitter on Thursday and announced that he will be given Volkan Oezdemir the next title shot. Cormier stated that he conducted a poll and Oezdemir was the person that the fans wanted him to face next.
He posted the following message on his Twitter:
@volkan_oezdemir I asked and people wanna see u and I scrap. So you got it man! Let me figure a date now. They chose u bud! Congrats
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) September 28, 2017
Oezdemir, who is 3-0 in the UFC accepted the challenge and tweeted the following back towards Cormier.
— Volkan Oezdemir (@volkan_oezdemir) September 28, 2017
Oezdemir beat Ovince St. Preaux by decision on short notice in his UFC debut. He followed his debut up with back to back first round knockouts over Misha Cirkunov and Jimi Manuwa.
Cormier lost his last fight to former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 214, However, after Jones failed a pre-fight USADA test, he was stripped of the title, and the fight was changed to a No-Contest.
The UFC has not yet commented about the proposed fight.