Daniel Cormier says he’s going to kick Jon Jones’ ass in the fall

Daniel Cormier came out looking quite impressive in his last Strikeforce bout ever, albeit against an overmatched opponent in Dion Staring. Most of the focus surrounding Cormier has been centered around just what he will do when he makes his entrance into the UFC. Following his win last night, Cormier wasted no time in addressing that topic. He called out for former scheduled opponent Frank Mir for a bout at UFC on Fox April 20th:

“I signed my UFC contract. April 20 on Fox, Frank Mir, let’s do it. It was supposed to happen, and we were supposed to fight in Oklahoma, so he owes it to me.”

Mir is healing up from the knee injury that forced him out of his bout with Cormier. A bout against the former UFC Heavyweight champion may be just what a surging fighter like Cormier needs to test himself in the deep waters of the UFC’s upper echelons. Mir himself is not against the bout, stating the following at Friday’s World MMA Awards, courtesy of MMA.tv:

“I think it’s an excellent test for him. I think, you know, always be careful what you wish for. I think that his wrestling will definitely be tested in our fight. My submissions have the ability to definitely change outcomes of fights pretty quickly.”

Mir’s submissions may be a danger to Cormier’s unscathed record, but then again, Josh Barnett’s were supposed to be as well. Cormier has also been rumored to be considering a move down to 205 for a meeting with champ Jon Jones, and confirmed this last night:

“I’m going to let Jon defend his belt on April 27. And then I’m going to kick his ass in the fall.”

Cormier has his sights set on two high profile UFC fighters, and should get those bouts. Strikeforce announcer Pat Miletich ended Cormier’s bout last night by saying a fight with Mir would be awesome, but Cormier would most likely wreck Mir. What do you think will happen in a new year full of possibilities for Cormier?


24 Comments

  1. Avatar of Brian Cox

    Brian Cox

    January 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Cormier is a serious guy, but John Jones is no joke. I will believe the ass kicking if and when I see it.

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    David Saucier

    January 13, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I would like to see a fight a test fight lhw to see how his weigh cut and performance goes

  3. Avatar of MMA Don

    MMA Don

    January 13, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    In the traditional sense of earning it, I don't think a HW win over Mir should qualify someone for a LHW title shot. But in the new sense, where anyone that can get up or down to 205 (and wants to get in the cage with Jones), he's as qualified as anyone. I say make it happen.

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    Krogan

    January 13, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Well Cormier isn't the only guy waiting to fight Jones due to Jones for some reason becoming the 185p champ but allowed to weigh in at 205. Personally I think that Hendo, Gustafsson and Machida are all ahead of Cormier in the line. Cormier vs Machida would be pretty damn cool as well.

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    enjoylife321

    January 13, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I heard in the postfight interview Daniel Cormier said "never give up a position for a submission. He played it very safe choosing not to go for armbars any other submissions. Dion Staring however did well to get to his feet during the early parts of the fight and proved very tough. No shame in that.

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    KeithFarrell

    January 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Cormier is a machine, easily a top 5 HW and that is crazy considering the length of his career.

    That being said, is being a top 5 HW enough to beat a man who is consensus top 3 P4P fights in the world?

    I think Cormier has a very slight advantage in wrestling (or MMA) but when it comes to Striking, as good as Cormier is, Jon Jones is light years ahead.
    DC is incredible but has only beaten two notable guys with striking, Barnett and Bigfoot Silva, both of which may have more power but in terms of striking skill and technique shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence as Bones Jones.

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    Brasil

    January 13, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    There are only two guys that can hang with Mir on the floor….Werdum and Big Nog….and we know what happened to Nog so Cormier should not take things for granted.

  8. Avatar of fenomnx

    fenomnx

    January 14, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones.will be NICE AS FUARK.

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    ripstic5021

    January 14, 2013 at 3:17 am

    I hope he does move to light heavyweight and kick Jon Jone's ass in the fall. I also know that he shouldn't be looking past Frank Mir. Mir is lethal on the ground and we all know what Mir is capable of when his opponent is not focused. Cormier just take it one fight at a time and establish yourself first.

  10. Avatar of jmedno5891

    jmedno5891

    January 14, 2013 at 4:19 am

    I'm glad he is going to take his time in cutting down to 205. Hopefully he does it safely and doesn't mess up his liver any more.

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