Daniel Cormier wants Frank Mir and Jon Jones for his next fights at the Octagon. Cormier is an American Kickboxing Academy fighter, he has called out the former UFC heavyweight champ after he TKO Dion Staring at the Strikeforce –Marquardt versus Saffiedine last January 12, 2013 in just 4 minutes of round 2.
His performance on the Octagon was an unforgettable co-main event feature that shocked most fans at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. After the match, he challenged Mir for a future Octagon fight at UFC on Fox 7.
During the interview he remarked: “I signed my UFC contract. April 20 on Fox, Frank Mir, let’s do it do it. It was supposed to happen and we were supposed to fight in Oklahoma, so he owes it to me.” Cormier told Showtime Sports.
And after interviewers thought that he was done, Cormier further remarked that he also want to fight heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Bones is scheduled to defend his title at UFC 159 against Chael Sonnen a former two-time middleweight challenger. Cormier added: “I’m going to let Jon defend his belt on April 27 and then I’m going to kick his ass in the fall.”
To remember, Cormier was thought to fight Mir last November but Mir was forced to withdraw the fight due to an injury. The entire Strikeforce event was cancelled and rescheduled; Cormier was paired with Staring and was primed for his final Strikeforce fight.
Daniel Cormier is a 33 year old heavyweight from San Jose, California, USA. He enjoys an 11 win and no loss professional career. He has defeated so many impressive fighters during his short career like Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, Jeff Monson, Devin Cole and Jason Riley to name a few.
Frank Mir on the other hand is also 33 year old heavyweight fighter. He is from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA with a 16 win and 6 loss career. He was last seen in the Octagon when he lost to Junior dos Santos in UFC 146 headline fight in May 2012 via TKO. Before this he enjoyed three consecutive wins against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Roy Nelson and Mirko Filipovic. A fight against Cormier will be a much-awaited match up that MMA fans can’t resist. Cormier is surely eager to hear from UFC President Dana White regarding the possibility of this matchup this year.