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.

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