|Sakara=Excitement ||01-04-2013 09:41 AM |
Daniel Cormier wants to fight Frank Mir at April's UFC on Fox 7
Daniel Cormier wants to fight Frank Mir at April's UFC on Fox 7 - Bloody Elbow http://cdn1.sbnation.com/uploads/cho...dard_709.0.jpg
Originally slated to headline an eventually cancelled November Strikeforce event, Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir didn't happen due to an undisclosed injury suffered by the former UFC heavyweight champion.
But the 33-year-old Cormier is still keeping the dream alive and in an interview with FightHubTV, the Strikeforce Grand Prix champion said he has a date and venue already in mind: the April 20th UFC on Fox 7 event in San Jose, California.
One of the obstacles standing in his way: a Saturday, January 12th date with Dion Staring, the co-main event of Strikeforce's final show. While the Dutch fighter isn't well-known, he will go into the fight on a six fight win streak and has 22 finishes in 28 career wins.
"I would love for it to be on the FOX show here in San Jose. April 20th, fight Frank Mir, on FOX, have it be a free broadcast and that will help expose me and get more fans behind me who may not know me. That is what I want right now. That is the fight I have trained for, and would be excited to train for it again; Mir wants the fight, I think it would be a great fight. Itís like we are doing Joe Silvaís job for him."
The undefeated Cormier (10-0) was last seen dominating Josh Barnett via unanimous decision in May to win the Grand Prix.
"I am not intimidated; it is something that I need to be very aware of. So intimidation no, Iím very aware of it. I am respectful of it. I respect every guy, anyone who enters the cage to fight, I respect them. As guys climb ladders and get into positions where they are in this sport, you have to respect what gets them there; for him, his kickboxing is something I am aware of and respect him for it."
|ckauffman28 ||01-04-2013 09:52 AM |
seems like a good fight, i was wondering what they will put together for this fox card as they usually like to have the next fox show somewhat pieced together around the time of the current one
|Qball1974 ||01-04-2013 10:38 AM |
Waste of a fight IMO we all know Mir's chin won't hold up.
|mmawolverine ||01-04-2013 10:48 AM |
BOOOOOOOOO move cormier to 205 before he changes his mind, knocing out mir will just make him want to keep his heavyweight momentum and losing to mir will kill his momentum period
i know he says he trained hard for mir but im sure that hard work will pay off else where in his career
|MIZjitsZOU ||01-04-2013 11:39 AM |
I would rather see Mir vs Barnett. Lets see dc at 205!
|All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:37 AM. || |
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.