Daniel Cormier Says He Could Fight Jon Jones In The Future
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.04.2012
But he's not looking past Frank Mir...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Daniel Cormier (10-0 MMA, 7-0 SF) said he could see himself fighting UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones in the future. He adds that he's not looking past his next opponent Frank Mir (16-6 MMA, 14-6 UFC), who he will face on November 3 in Oklahoma City. Here are highlights:
On his success and fighting a name like Frank Mir: " "It doesn't mean this isn't a little more than what I would've expected, to fight someone like Frank Mir in my 10th fight. He's a great warrior and a great finisher. I don't think there's a guy in the division, outside Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez, who are better finishers in the heavyweight division. He gets a hold of someone and goes for it 110 percent."
On Jon Jones' decision not to fight Chael Sonnen at UFC 151: "That's (Jones') decision to make. We all think differently. But obviously my view on that situation is different. When I fought Jeff Monson, I was supposed to fight Shane del Rosario. … Even Cain's fight with Junior (at UFC on FOX 1) – they were both so hurt, they probably should've pulled out of the fight, both of them. But they didn't – they put it all on the line. Could you imagine the first FOX card and Cain or Junior pulling out? It would've been a complete disaster."
On the possibility of Cormier vs Jones if he decides to drop to 205: "If I go down (to light heavyweight), I need some time to get down to a comfortable weight. I haven't been to 205 since 2001. If I do it the correct way, it's possible. If things fall in line, then that's what needs to happen. Throw me and Jones on (TUF) next year, and it would get more casual fans to get to know me. It would give me seven-eight months to get the weight off, and it would be awesome. That's not my place, but if there's a way for Dana (White) to hear this, I think it's a grand idea."