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Following Barnett Win Cormier Looking For High Profile Fight | MMA NEWS


“I think if there is a plus one and Zuffa’s going to send someone over it is going to have to be someone that is very good you know? Maybe Carwin, as he’s coming back. He’s a guy with a lot of name value and I don’t necessarily know if that’s a step up (from Josh Barnett) but that is somebody with name value. Or, if one of the guys loses from the card this weekend. But then it really limits because if Frank Mir loses I’m pretty sure he is not going to want to come to Strikeforce to fight me where if he loses he has everything to lose. When Cain beats Bigfoot Silva, what are they going to do, send him (Silva) back to Strikeforce to fight me again? Nothing really adds up right now, I don’t know, I don’t know how to guess what they are going to do. There just is not that many step ups out there better than Josh Barnett. Especially that Josh Barnett. That Josh Barnett was 248 pounds, was in shape, was going hard, we had every intention on getting it down Saturday night, but that dude Saturday night came to fight. There are not too many guys that are a step up from that Josh Barnett that showed up on Saturday.”

Newly crowned Strikeforce HW Grand Prix Champion, Daniel Cormier, is now singing the tune of Gilbert Melendez. He wants a UFC crossover fight under the Strikeforce banner against a top name.

This has proved problematic in the past and is likely not going to happen. However with one more fight under his Strikeforce deal who will the undefeated heavyweight fight?

Thoughts?
(quote via “The MMA Hour”)

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4 Comments to Following Barnett Win Cormier Looking For High Profile Fight | MMA NEWS

  1. stefano says:

    Fedor has said that he is going to hang up his gloves after his next fight, because he has not had the chance to get in the ufc. So that being said, if zuffa offered him the right amount of money an a shiny new belt, I’m sure he would jump at the chance to fight DC

  2. dante040 says:

    ….I would like to see him fight Big Nog.

  3. Jeremy Liu says:

    Cain v. DC is an interesting fight. The two best wrestlers at heavyweight. It’s a team mate match up though

  4. pete says:

    good luck. i doubt he’ll be lucky enough to have his opponent break his hand in the first 30 seconds again. even with all the ring rust, carwin would still be a real tough matchup for him.

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