LAS VEGAS — Daniel Cormier hosted a question & answer session on Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The audience was able to ask questions and get answers from the fighter on various subjects.
The American, who won the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP, had his first fight in the UFC against Frank Mir last month at UFC on Fox, which he won by decision. But for his next challenge, Cormier has his eyes on a couple of Brazilian heavyweights scheduled to face each other next month in June.
“I want to face the winner of the fight between Nogueira and Werdum,” said the undefeated athlete.
Despite being available to the UFC to do more in fighting at heavyweight, Cormier can go down a weight class to avoid a collision with his friend and training partner, heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez.
One of the highlights of the chat involved whether or not Cormier wants to fight light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The world-class wrestler provided fans an answer that they all wanted to hear.
“Everybody wants to know if I’ve already started (lowering my) weight to face Jon Jones at light heavyweight,” he said. “Give me the fight, and I’ll be ready tomorrow.”
Cormier also pointed at a duel against Josh Barnett as the toughest of his career, and revealed that in practice, suffers at the hands of Cain Velasquez.
“Cain hits hard, training with him is a challenge. It hurts me more than I him,” he explained. “As for the hardest fight of my career, I never felt like crying after a fight, but after facing Josh, I collapsed when I met my mother. I had a cut, and was very sore from all the heavy blows that I took. He hit me hard and just wanted to hear from her that everything was fine.”