Calling all heavyweight and light-heavyweight fighters currently signed to the UFC. There’s an opportunity for cash and prizes at next week’s UFC 170 event in the form of a Daniel Cormier co-main event.
As we learned earlier today, Rashad Evans was forced out of his bout and into rehabilitation following a fight canceling injury.
In an interview with Ariel Helwani, Cormier asked the UFC roster to step up and take the fight:
“I’m hoping I can get someone to fight. There’s somebody out there that wants to step up to take a fight at this moment. I saw on Twitter that Chael wants to fight. Ok, let Chael fight. Anthony Johnson fought a couple of weeks ago, he’s still in shape. Let him fight. Or if there’s a heavyweight. I’ll fight at heavyweight. There’s somebody out there. I don’t want this work to be for nothing. I’ve killed myself in this gym. I’ve spent ten weeks away from my family. I haven’t seen my girlfriend and kids because I’ve been training so hard… I’d fight Chael in a heartbeat. I ‘d fight Anthony Johnson in a heartbeat. I’d fight any of those guys. There’s somebody out there who wants to fight. Line ’em up. Then Rashad and I will fight later and that won’t bother me. I just want to fight now. I just don’t want this work to be for nothing. There’s somebody out there that wants to fight.