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Cummins optimistic about Cormier's chances against Jones, hopes to avenge loss to DC and 'take the belt from him'

UFC light-heavyweight competitor Patrick Cummins revealed that he will be rooting for Cormier against Jones and avenge his loss to DC in a title fight someday.

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Not only does Patrick Cummins believe Daniel Cormier has a "great" shot against Jon Jones, he hopes to one day kill two birds with one stone by avenging his loss to DC in a title fight.

"I wanna be the champ," Cummins told Submission Radio. "And more than anything I want revenge against Daniel Cormier. And I think he has a great shot of taking the belt, and I'd love to kill two birds with one stone eventually and take the belt from him, and you know kind of avenge that loss."

Fresh off his remarkably dominant victory over Kyle Kingsbury and now 2-0 since his first round loss to Cormier on short notice, Cummins believes he can work his way into the Top 10 of the division in 2014 and eventually find his way into the title mix the following year.

"I think there's plenty of guys that fight just for recognition, they want to maybe break the top ten and you know, hang their hat on that. But I think realistically by the end of the year I'd like to be in the top 10, and next year I think I can be starting to challenge. As long as I can have as many fights as I've had this year, I think I can find myself in the hunt."

Jon Jones is scheduled to defend his light-heavyweight championship against Cormier at UFC 178. The event will take place Sep. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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