Any prospect of a future Daniel Cormier-Cain Velasquez match were squashed – once again – by Cormier Saturday night.
After the former Olympian defeated Frank Mir in his UFC debut, he proceeded to make sure everyone knows that the two American Kickboxing Academy teammate and close friends will not fight.
I’m not gonna fight Cain. That’s pretty clear.
Cormier, the winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, was also asked to give an answer in regards to a move to light heavyweight. He seemed unsure of what would be next for him.
I’ve been thinking (about 205) for a little bit. I’ll talk with my management team and figure it out. I just want big fights.
While Cormier wasn’t able to finish Mir, he was never really in serious damage. He admitted that “Octagon-nerves” did get the better of him, and that he needs to improve his jiu-jitsu because it kept him from wrestling.
Many were left unhappy or not impressed by Cormier, but he was fighting a former UFC heavyweight champion in Mir who is known as one of the best big men in terms of submission work on the ground.