Daniel Cormier Plans To Train With Anderson Silva And Lyoto Machida For Jones
UFC light heavyweight title challenger Daniel Cormier will face the toughest challenge of his career when he faces Jon Jones at UFC 178 for the light heavyweight strap.
To prepare for the bout, Cormier is looking to bring in some elite level fighters to help him train, including Phil Davis, Cyrille Diabate, Anderson Silva, and Lyoto Machida.
He spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss his plans:
“I’ve got some friends and they put me in contact with some of the guys down in southern California, with Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida. I may down go there for a week. That’s a possibility. We haven’t worked out all the details, but that is a possibility and we’ll see what happens.”
“I tell Jon Jones, show me two guys who can beat my two main training partners, Cain Velasquez and Luke Rockhold. You show me your two who are going to prepare you better than my two. So I’m going to rely on my guys, man. I’m going to rely on Cain, I’m going to rely on Luke to help me become the UFC champion. I’m going to reach out a little bit, but I’m not going to stray very far from my comfort zone.”