WHY CORMIER VS. JOHNSON II NEEDS TO HAPPEN

We believe that a rematch between Johnson and Cormier would be well worth it.
We believe that a rematch between Johnson and Cormier would be well worth it.

By Kyler Kuehler

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson made quick work of Glover Teixeira at UFC 202 in just 13 seconds in Round 1 with a vicious knockout. Now the top light heavyweight contender looks towards a possible second title shot against current champion Daniel Cormier.

Indeed some would probably want to see Jon Jones face the champion or a new contender altogether, but before anyone gets into a frantic zone let me just explain why a rematch between Cormier and Johnson needs to take place next.

First off, Johnson has been on a roll ever since he returned to the Octagon of the UFC as he has won six of his last seven fights with five of them coming by knockout. The fact that he has beaten some of the top light heavyweights the company has to offer with nearly no effort at all; Gustafsson, Manuwa, Bader and Teixeira is reason enough. By beating top contenders like these fighters really makes it more clear that he should get his second shot at the belt and try to avenge his first loss to Cormier at UFC 187 for the vacant Light Heavyweight Title.

There is even the fact in his first meeting with Cormier he managed to drop him early in the first round and almost walk away with another quick victory that would have sure been the biggest moment of his career. If he managed to replay that moment in their second meeting, but with less mistakes then he could very well become the new champion and finally get that fight against former champion and number one pound-for-pound fighter Jon Jones that he has been longing for.

Another big reason to this rematch is it would even be another great opportunity for Cormier to prove to everyone that he is a much more well-rounded fighter than when he fought Jon Jones at UFC 182 and finally show the entire world that he is the man that will defeat Jones once and for all. He has gotten better and he has exposed it to everyone and why not expose more of it against the number one contender.

After all, fans have been dying to see Cormier and Jones go at it again to see who really is the ‘King of the Light Heavyweights’ and who wouldn’t.