Matt Mitrione Turns Down Offer To Fight Cormier In Strikeforce & Dana Is Pissed | UFC NEWS

October 1, 2012 7:50 am by Pedro Carrasco

“Yeah, he turned the fight down. It’s fucking insane. It makes no sense to me. I’m a little bummed out by it. Listen, you don’t want big opportunities, I hear you. I get it, then. All I can say is, I guess he doesn’t want big opportunities. I get it. Duly noted… He wants to fight a guy who weighs 205, but doesn’t want to fight the guy who’s the real heavyweight, the legitimate guy who’s ranked. And Mitrione’s not getting any younger.”

During last weekend’s UFC on FUEL TV 5 post-fight media festivities, UFC president Dana White told the media that UFC heavyweight fighter, Matt Mitrione, turned down an offer to defect to Strikeforce for a one-off fight against the Heavyweight Grand Prix champion, Daniel Cormier.

Instead, Mitrione was hoping to book a fight against former UFC light-heavyweight champion, “Rampage Jackson.”


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