UFC Heavyweight Daniel Cormier’s Octagon debut has came and gone, and while his one-sided decision victory over Frank Mir last month was a bit underwhelming, it opened the door for the former Olympian to face off with some of the heavyweight division’s elite. Cormier has long been rumored to make the weight cut down to 205 in order to fight Jon Jones for the belt.
However, Cormier’s weight-cutting issues appear to be putting that on hold for the time being, and DC is remaining at HW until further notice, and he’s looking for a fight this summer. Cormier recently met up with Bleacher Report to discuss his plans for the near future:
“When I look at some of these cards you look at the July card, Anderson Silva and (Chris) Weidman, I think they need a co-main event. Then in August that Fox Sports 1 card, that would be pretty cool. Any of the big cards I would love to be a part of.”
Cormier has been rumored to fight Roy Nelson next, but ‘Big Country’ has recently gone on record to state that a fight against DC wouldn’t make sense for him unless it was at light heavyweight. It’s a big cut for both fighters, and not a vey likely scenario. Still, it may have to be the avenue Cormier takes, as he absolutely refuses to fight good friend and training partner Cain Velasquez. Velasquez has his hands on the UFC Heavyweight title, and Cormier doesn’t see him losing it anytime soon:
“They’re not beating Cain. They’re not good enough. I’m telling you right now I think they’re great, I think Junior dos Santos is great. I think Junior dos Santos has the best chance of beating Cain, but the rest, they’re not beating him. They’re not good enough. It’s about as honest as I can be with you—they’re not good enough to beat him.”
Cormier is in an interesting spot right now, as his ultimate goal is to become a UFC champion but he will not face off with the champion. Maybe he will fight Jon Jones in the future, but for now, he’ll look to fight another top-level UFC heavyweight to keep active and improve his ranking. Who should be his next challenge?