A lot of people seem to believe that what Jon Jones said during the pre-fight hype, that "Daniel Cormier was never really Light Heavyweight Champion" is true, even though Jones has since gone back on these words himself and stayed DC is a true champion in every sense of the word. To those who still insist Cormier was never the champ, what about Renan Barao? He never beat Cruz for the title. He was interim champion, and Cruz was forced to vacate due to injury, but he came back and won fights while Barao lost his "title". What about Dillashaw? He beat Barao, but if he was never champion, then Dillashaw lost his shot at being the "real" champ when he lost via decision to Cruz. And that leads us to Max Holloway, who never beat the "real" Featherweight Champ, Conor McGregor (in fact, he has a loss to him) and only beat someone who Conor beat for the belt. If Brock wouldn't have beaten Mir in the rematch, was he still the UFC HW Champ? Is anyone after Frank Shamrock vacated the LHW title really a champion? Or when BJ vacated the Welterweight Title until GSP or Hughes beat him? Was Robbie Lawler the WW Champ since GSP retired and he only beat the guy GSP already beat?