“It’s gonna suck [dropping back down]. Every time it sucks, but it’s my weight class. I owe it to the guys in the division to go back down and fight them. If Alexander Gustafsson wants a fight like he’s saying, I’ll go back down and fight him. But he should fight again, because he barely fights. I’ve fought five times since he and I fought. He’s fought twice. He needs to fight again before we fight. If I fight in July [at UFC 226], I probably won’t be able to fight until the end of the year again. So, Alex should not have been sitting for a year-and-a-half and just waiting for a title shot. That doesn’t make any sense.” — Daniel Cormier speaking to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.