Daniel Cormier pushes for Pat Barry fight at Nov. 3 Strikeforce event

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BuffaloDave
10/1/12 10:07:50AM
With Frank Mir injured and Matt Mitrione unwilling to take the fight, Strikeforce heavyweight Daniel Cormier appears to be taking charge of his own future.

With his Nov. 3 Strikeforce headliner a little more than a month away, Cormier is publicly campaigning for an opponent, and it's sticking with the Strikeforce-vs.-UFC theme.

Cormier (10-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) wants Pat Barry (7-5 MMA, 4-5 UFC).

"@danawhite offer the fight to @HypeOrDie he's from Louisiana like me," he wrote. "He will take the fight. Let's do it!"

He then encouraged fans to retweet the plea.


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sparky
10/1/12 10:37:03AM
In no way do I find Pat Barry to be an interesting replacement. This to me is an easy win before entering the UFC and a major step down for DC considering he just beat Barnett
FastKnockout
10/1/12 10:38:28AM
Way to aim high, Mr. Cormier!
State_Champ
10/1/12 10:47:57AM
Barry....?

Well, I fully expect a Cormier win.

But Barry comes to fight (sometimes to hug) and he is somewhat recognizable so Comier could gain some value from the win.
airkerma
10/1/12 11:04:20AM

Posted by FastKnockout

Way to aim high, Mr. Cormier!


Seriously, this is a hilarious request. What about this does he find compelling? Fighting an actual heavy weight who doesn't even stand 6' tall?
Bubbles
10/1/12 11:22:59AM
Why not Lavar Johnson?
george112
10/1/12 11:27:24AM
Sounds like he wants a one dimensional fighter who he thinks he can beat easily
TeamDEY
10/1/12 11:32:52AM

Posted by Bubbles

Why not Lavar Johnson?



Not a big enough name.
george112
10/1/12 11:35:08AM

Posted by TeamDEY


Posted by Bubbles

Why not Lavar Johnson?



Not a big enough name.



Daniel Cormier isn't even a big name!!!
tallica62
10/1/12 12:14:05PM
2-3 Pat Barry fights ago I would have said "niicceee", but now it doesn't really appeal. I do like Barry and he seems like a cool guy, but he just hasn't delivered
Budgellism
10/1/12 1:21:51PM

Posted by sparky

In no way do I find Pat Barry to be an interesting replacement. This to me is an easy win before entering the UFC and a major step down for DC considering he just beat Barnett



Dberntson
10/1/12 1:59:42PM
HW is still such a shallow division compared to the other weight classes. Options really are limited in this division, especially when you add in injuries, suspensions and fighters unwilling to fight.
JLS1980
10/1/12 2:00:33PM

Posted by sparky

In no way do I find Pat Barry to be an interesting replacement. This to me is an easy win before entering the UFC and a major step down for DC considering he just beat Barnett



I agree. DC needs a top 10 or borderline top 10 HW opponent and a win in order to be in the title fight talk. I realize he's already being considered for "in line" at a shot at the belt. But like you said Barry is a huge step backwards after beating Barnett.
Another problem there really isn't much competition out there when it comes to the top 10 ranked HW's. They are already matched up, injured, or suspended. The only top ranked guy a can think of off the top of my head is Werdum.
I was kind of hoping if JDS beat Cain that they would have Werdum and JDS coach TUF Brazil 2 while the rest of division gets sorted out. I'm not sure but last I heard Shogun and Machida were going to coach TUF Brazil 2. But I'm not certain but that would through that idea out.
ghandikush
10/1/12 2:23:20PM
I think Barrys not a bad fight. We are assuming Cormier is going to go with a takedown but Cormiers been banking on power punching. Barry would certainly give a test there.
ghandikush
10/1/12 2:49:43PM

Posted by Dberntson

HW is still such a shallow division compared to the other weight classes. Options really are limited in this division, especially when you add in injuries, suspensions and fighters unwilling to fight.



The injuries and big layoffs between fights are the reason this division is shallow. If there was simply more fighting then we would have a lot higher number of polarized HW fighters.
MMAcca
10/1/12 4:30:18PM
Win win for Pat Barry here.

Personally i would rather see Cormier face Barnett again than any of the other names being suggested at present.
kopower
10/1/12 4:38:30PM
Meh. There has to he someone out there better than Barry that wants to step up.
Goatenstein
10/1/12 5:05:04PM
please delete
Goatenstein
10/1/12 5:05:25PM
He's probably trying to save the event from getting canceled.
SamPan
10/1/12 7:43:33PM
Struve vs. Cormier BAM!
kingsmasher
10/1/12 8:04:08PM

Posted by ghandikush

I think Barrys not a bad fight. We are assuming Cormier is going to go with a takedown but Cormiers been banking on power punching. Barry would certainly give a test there.




I agree with this and theres not alot out there....I think Cormier would actually keep the fight standing...well until he thoguht he was in trouble...but I think hed be fine anywhere...
kingsmasher
10/1/12 8:14:56PM
I was talking with a friend...yeah I do have friends and it blows my mind in the whole world theres less than ten pple in the HW division who are fighters that are good...
BeeR
10/1/12 8:40:10PM
while we're at it, lets match up melvin guillard and shinya aoki




real stupid fight.
Bubbles
10/1/12 8:42:33PM

Posted by BeeR

while we're at it, lets match up melvin guillard and shinya aoki


I'd take Aoki all day
prozacnation1978
10/2/12 9:26:14AM
Barry is a fight away from getting cut.
I don't know if taking this fight would be smart

They better hurry up and get someone. Mir pulled out like awhile back. Ufc should have had somone already by now