Daniel Cormier Officially Signs With The UFC, eyes Frank Mir and dual-division run in UFC

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Shawn91111
12/27/12 4:09:01PM
This past weekend Strikeforce heavyweight-grand-prix champion Daniel Cormier signed a new contract that paves his way to the UFC.

Now, Cormier (10-0 MMA, 7-0 SF) just has to beat Dion Staring (28-7 MMA, 0-0 SF) at Strikeforce's final event, which takes place Jan. 12 on his alma mater's home turf.

If Cormier is successful, which is widely expected to be the case, he told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that he'd like to fight Frank Mir inside the UFC octagon in April.

Cormier, who said his new deal is a "shorter contract," recently received a text message from a friend alerting him to a respectful callout from Mir on FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight."

"So I go, 'OK, Frank Mir and I are going to fight, then,'" said the Olympian and Oklahoma State University grad, who co-headlines the "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" event with Staring at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. (Main-card fights air on Showtime following prelims on Showtime Extreme.)

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Poor_Franklin
12/27/12 4:10:17PM
TeamDEY
12/27/12 4:41:39PM
awesome!
the-king
12/27/12 4:41:51PM
I know im in the minority but i think Mir can take this one
Budgellism
12/27/12 4:43:35PM
The Mir fight makes a lot of sense. It would be a good way to introduce him to the ufc fanbase. I wouldn't mind seeing him take on Jones at some point as well.
BuffaloDave
12/27/12 6:00:12PM

Posted by Budgellism

The Mir fight makes a lot of sense. It would be a good way to introduce him to the ufc fanbase. I wouldn't mind seeing him take on Jones at some point as well.



Lethal
12/27/12 6:18:10PM
Yes!

spang714
12/27/12 6:51:01PM
Fuck yeah! Cormier....2013 Fighter of the year!.....would like to see a drop to lhw tho
sparky
12/27/12 7:27:07PM
DC is going to make some noise in 2013. The UFC heavy weights better not sleep on Cormier or they will be the ones sleeping
jay98107
12/27/12 9:31:48PM
About time. I couldn't stand to see another Dion Staring type matchup. It's time to see this guy on a UFC main card.
BillsNewAccount
12/27/12 9:46:35PM

Posted by spang714

Fuck yeah! Cormier....2013 Fighter of the year!.....would like to see a drop to lhw tho



Me too... If anyone is stopping JJ it's Black Fedor.
tcunningham
12/27/12 10:35:14PM
i want to see him smash frank mir, then smash big country before moving to LHW. im excited that he is finally coming to the ufc.
warglory
12/27/12 10:37:21PM

Posted by sparky

DC is going to make some noise in 2013. The UFC heavy weights better not sleep on Cormier or they will be the ones sleeping



This sounds like a line from an 80's action movie.
george112
12/27/12 11:54:25PM

Posted by sparky

DC is going to make some noise in 2013. The UFC heavy weights better not sleep on Cormier or they will be the ones sleeping


Totally agree owing this statement
Bubbles
12/27/12 11:55:25PM

Posted by warglory


Posted by sparky

DC is going to make some noise in 2013. The UFC heavy weights better not sleep on Cormier or they will be the ones sleeping



This sounds like a line from an 80's action movie.


jae_1833
12/28/12 12:59:57AM
Soo sweeetttt!!!!!!!!
whitiqer
12/29/12 3:39:48PM