Volkan Oezdemir is on Daniel Cormierís mind at an obsessive rate.

On Jan. 20, Cormier will defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Oezdemir. The bout will serve as UFC 220ís co-main event.

During a recent media call, Cormier said he isnít taking any chances preparing for the title defense:

ďI donít really worry too much about anything but the person that is in front of me. Volkan Oezdemir I respect enough to focus on him entirely. I respect him enough to focus entirely on him, and him being my obsession. Iím obsessed with this young man right now. Iím obsessed with coming up with a game plan and a fight strategy to go out there and beat him convincingly. I donít worry about Jones too much, heís ineligible.Ē