Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir suffered a tough loss to reigning champion Daniel Cormier. That being said, the former title challenger still offered some sympathetic words concerning D.C. as of late.
Former champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson are set to fight for the UFC light heavyweight title within the main event of UFC 232. Consequently, the UFC will be stripped D.C. of his light heavyweight belt at the start of the fight.
Speaking on the Eurobash podcast, Volkan Oezdemir has now come forward to offer his thoughts on the matter.
“In a certain way I feel bad for ‘DC’ getting stripped because I think he was about to defend the belt before he retired. He has the belt at heavyweight too, so I feel bad for him.”
“About the situation with [Jones’] cleared test…they cleared him from the sanction and they said whatever happened with the test…I guess if he’s cleared he gets a chance to get his own belt back. I can understand the decision [to let Jones fight for the title], but I don’t buy the story.
“We’ll see. I’m also happy he’s back because he can continue to fight and make a living out of it. It’s cool that he’s back and he’s able to fight, I’ll be waiting for him to get my fight [against him].”