Daniel Cormier Looking To Train With Anderson Silva And Lyoto Machida
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.29.2014
For his fight with Jon Jones...
In an interview with The MMA Hour (via MMA Fighting), Daniel Cormier said he's looking to train with Anderson Silva or Lyoto Machida for his upcoming light heavyweight title fight against Jon Jones at UFC 178. Here are highlights:
On who he wants to train with: "I've got some friends and they put me in contact with some of the guys down in southern California, with Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida. I may down go there for a week. That's a possibility. We haven't worked out all the details, but that is a possibility and we'll see what happens."
On his team at AKA: "I tell Jon Jones, show me two guys who can beat my two main training partners, Cain Velasquez and Luke Rockhold. You show me your two who are going to prepare you better than my two. So I'm going to rely on my guys, man. I'm going to rely on Cain, I'm going to rely on Luke to help me become the UFC champion. I'm going to reach out a little bit, but I'm not going to stray very far from my comfort zone."
On beating Jones: "Jon Jones is 22-0. He is the pound-for-pound greatest fighter that we may have ever seen, and I believe I can beat him. I believe that on September 27th, reach and height, I don't think all that's going to matter. I believe I have the ability to beat Jon. I have the ability to compete with Jon, and I have the confidence in knowing that I can get the job done. This is the first time you have two undefeated guys fighting for a UFC championship. This is a big deal, man. This is the type of fight that we need in MMA to show that guys can sustained being undefeated for a really long time, and then getting to the top of the sport and fighting each other for the ultimate prize. So this is a big deal. I know I can feel it, Jon can feel it, and it can't wait for it."