Should undefeated heavyweight Daniel Cormier decide to make the drop down to the UFC's light heavyweight division, it could result in an immediate title shot for the former Olympian, according to promotion president Dana White.
According to Daniel Cormier, fighting Frank Mir at UFC on Fox 7 in his Octagon debut this weekend isn't a step up in MMA competition when having already defeated Heavyweight standouts such as Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and Josh Barnett, among others.
The MMA community is a curious bunch, and every time an event comes around fans begin to talk. There are several storylines going into UFC on FOX 7 this Saturday (April 20, 2013), but here are four burning questions to consider before fight night.
Daniel Cormier was one of the top up-and-coming heavyweights under the Strikeforce banner, but not yet ranked among the best the promotion had to offer. That would all change the night he faced off against Brazilian "Bigfoot," Antonio Silva.
"He goes out against me, changes levels, takes a shot. I guillotine him and choke him out in, let's say, 40 seconds. Does it really take anything away from his stock?" Frank Mir asks, then answers his own question. "No."
Sounds like former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has Daniel Cormier all figured out ahead of their UFC on FOX 7 headliner booked for the HP Pavilion next month is San Jose. His scouting report, inside.
Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine, as well as Josh Barnett, Tim Kennedy and Kurt Holobaugh, have all passed their post-fight drug tests following their respective fights at last weekend's Strikeforce event in Oklahoma City.
For the last several months, DC has been saying he'd be coming for Jones' belt after Cain Velasquez recaptured the HW title. Now that Cain's work is done and it looks like Cormier is on his way down, Jones has a message for him
After getting his desired fight against Frank Mir, Daniel Cormier may get another wish granted as UFC 205-pound champion, Jon Jones, said he's open to fighting the best guys and wants "DC" to stop talking about a drop to 205 pounds and just do it.
Daniel Cormier has had his wish granted and just days after calling out former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir following his victory this past Saturday night, the fight has been made official for UFC on Fox 7 in San Jose.
After pulling out a quick submission over Nandor Guelmino, the Warmaster took home a cool quarter-million dollar check for his efforts. Check out the full reported salaries for Strikeforce's last event.
Ed Herman and Kurt Holobaugh are suspended indefinitely following their respective losses at the Strikeforce: "Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" event last weekend in Oklahoma City. Complete list of medical suspensions right here.
If anyone is going to miss Strikeforce, it's Josh Barnett. "The Warmaster" pulled in a cool $250,000 for an easy night's work against Nandor Guelmino on the "Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" main card last weekend in Oklahoma City.
Strikeforce: "Marquardt vs Saffiedine" results: Everything you need in case you missed the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's final event on Showtime that took place on Sat., Jan. 12, 2013, from Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Fantasy mixed martial arts (MMA) matchmaker, Strikeforce: "Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" edition, featuring main card winners Saffiedine, Cormier, Barnett, Mousasi and Souza. Who should each fight upon entering the UFC? Find out inside.