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Daniel Cormier Would Rather Drop To Light Heavyweight Than Fight Cain Velasquez

Daniel Cormier has said countless times that he would not face Cain Velasquez. The two are close teammates at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose.

Well, during a recent interview with ESPN, the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner reiterated those remarks, and added a little something spicy, as well.

Cormier, a former Olympic wrestler, mentioned dropping down to 205 and taking on Jon Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champion.

“I’m not saying that’s what I want to do right now. A lot depends on what happens between Cain and (UFC heavyweight champion) Junior dos Santos. (Dropping to 205) is a potential Plan B if Cain becomes champion again, which I think he will. Imagine that: me and Jones standing across the cage from one another. That would be crazy because you know I’m putting him on his back.”

Cormier has shown his ever-evolving MMA skills. After knocking out Antonio Silva, he scored a decision against former champion Josh Barnett.

“DC” is expected to return to Strikeforce for his final fight in September. No opponent has been named for Cormier.

Photo credit: Esther Lin/STRIKEFORCE

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