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Cormier doesn't 'care' if Jones returns, will defend title against winner of Rumble-Teixeira

Daniel Cormier says he's done with Jon Jones and is now focused on defending the light heavyweight title against the winner of Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira.

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Perhaps Daniel Cormier was never meant to avenge his loss to Jon Jones. 'Bones' won in a competitive, but dominant five-round fight at UFC 182 but was removed from their highly anticipated rematch UFC 200 after failing a random, out-of-competition drug test conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency

'DC' was devasted with the news but soldiered on to beat late replacement and former middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a three-round, non-title fight.

Cormier says that Jones is firmly in the rear-view mirror, with his focus now on the winner of Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira at UFC 202.

Jones, who has established himself as one of the sport's most controversial figures, could face a two-year suspension and will face disciplinary hearings with the Nevada Athletic Commission and USADA.

Cormier seized the vacant 205-pound title after Jones was suspended for a hit-and-run incident in 2015. Since then, Cormier went on to defend the belt against Alexander Gustafsson and solidify himself as a top pound-for-pound champion.

The number one contender's bout between Johnson and Teixeira takes place in the co-main event of UFC 202, which will see Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor square off in the main event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 20.

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