Cormier is confident that the Whittaker vs. Chimawa fight will be a contender fight

Famous American MMA veteran, expert and commentator Daniel Cormier has no doubt that the winner of the previously announced fight between Robert Whittaker and Hamzat Chimaev will be next in line for a title fight in the UFC middleweight division.

"This fight tells me two things. One, these two will fight to determine who gets a title shot. That's something that's obvious and is on the surface.

And two, the next middleweight title fight is already set. The UFC already knows that Israel Adesanya will fight Dricus Du Plessis. If it was in question, at least one of these guys, Hamzat or Robert, should have been kept free so there was an opportunity to give him a chance," - said Cormier on ESPN.

Recall, the fight between the Australian and the Chechen from the UAE will take place on June 22 in the main event of UFC on ABC 6 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia