Daniel Cormier addresses the final 420 days of his career on @UFCTonight…
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“You know, I still wouldn’t favor anybody against Cain Velasquez but obviously i’m a bit bias.” Cormier responded when asked what he thought about a potential Cain Velasquez vs Stipe Miocic fight.
“But man, you got to look at those big dudes and know that that’s really not my weight class. I’m not as big. I mean, I know my face looks really fat right now compared to last weekend but those are heavyweights and heavyweights, those are the lands of the giants, man and i’m going to steer clear of those boys. And if somebody beats Cain Velasquez, just know that they’re probably going to beat me too because I can’t beat Cain *laughs*.”
UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier just recently defended his title for the third time this past Saturday at UFC 220 when he defeated Volkan Oezdemir by second-round technical knockout via ground and pound strikes.
After his successful defense, it has left many wondering what will be next for Cormier. He’s already beaten everyone that’s been put in front of him that wasn’t the troubled former champion, Jon Jones. Jones is expected to be handed a suspension for a USADA violation from his last appearance at UFC 214 which would put any chances of a trilogy between he and Cormier on hold. Outside of Jones, the only good option at 205 lbs for DC right now would be a rematch with two-time title challenger and perennial top 3 Light Heavyweight, Alexander Gustafsson.
This is why the talk of Cormier going back to his old division of Heavyweight has heated up. Cormier is 20-1 in his professional MMA career, 13-0 at Heavyweight. Throughout his career, Cormier has shown that he’s one of the very best heavier weight fighters in the world whether it be at 205 or above. When fighting at Heavyweight he was able to rack up wins against two former UFC Heavyweight champs in Josh Barnett and Frank Mir as well as earning wins over the likes of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, Roy Nelson, Jeff Monson, Soa Palelei and Tony Johnson.
Do you have interest in a super fight between the champions, Miocic and Cormier? What should DC do next?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/24/2018.