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

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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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Post #1   12/27/12 4:09:01PM   

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Post #3   12/27/12 4:41:39PM   

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I know im in the minority but i think Mir can take this one

Post #4   12/27/12 4:41:51PM   

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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.

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Post #5   12/27/12 4:43:35PM   

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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.



Post #6   12/27/12 6:00:12PM   

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Post #7   12/27/12 6:18:10PM   

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

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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

Post #9   12/27/12 7:27:07PM   

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.


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