Daniel Cormier: I'll fight Jon Jones

source: bjpenn.com
 

In an exclusive interview with BJPenn.com, Daniel Cormier says he is game to fight Jon Jones at 205.

“Right now no one wants to fight Jon Jones, but s--- I’ll do it, I’ll fight Jon Jones,” said Cormier, who is currently preparing to fight the UFC's Frank Mir, who is crossing over to face Cormier in Strikeforce. “Guys are turning down the fight; you have to go to an old school fighter like Vitor Belfort to step up to the plate. That’s no knock on Machida or Shogun, but if those guys want to coach on The Ultimate Fighter and move off to the side and let me fight Jones, I’ll do it. If no one wants the title shot then give it to Daniel!”

Cormier was shocked when he heard that UFC 151 was canceled and he gave a hypothetical answer about what he would do had he had been in a similar situation.

“Dan predominately stands-up while Chael wrestles a little bit more,” offered Cormier. “But my idea is this and this is the God’s honest truth, Jones can fight anyone on eight days notice, he’s that good. With that being said I think he should’ve taken the fight. If you listened to what Rashad Evans said it was kind of Jones’ obligation to the UFC to stop the cancellation of the card. They’ve gotten behind him, I mean obviously his skills are what have gotten him a long way, but they have pushed him out to the front. They have made him a lot of money and put him in big fights. I’m almost 100% sure without knowing they played a hand in him landing the deal with Nike. There are a lot of reasons why he should have taken the fight, but the main one is he could have beaten 98% of the guys in the world on eight days notice.”

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However, when discussing Daniel Cormier and 205, what happened to him in Beijing in 2008 cannot be forgotten.

Cormier stepped off the scale the day before the first match at the Beijing Olympics, and things went wrong.

"When I went to rehydrate myself, my body started doing weird things," recalls Cormier. "I was throwing up everywhere. I started cramping really bad. Then, I couldn't walk."

Cormier was diagnised with potentially fatal Acute Renal Failure, and was pulled from the games. He did not get cleared to train for an entire year; his amateur wrestling career ended.

At 5' 11 and around 235, Cormier is a little undersized for the heavyweight division. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, he discussed a potential cut to lightheavyweight.

"Listen, I'm a clear thinker and I know that I carry some extra fat and I could probably get to 205 if I needed to," said Cormier. "But it would have to be a total lifestyle change. I just can't do it the wrong way anymore."

At the very least, if Cormier does get the opportunity to fight Jones, he'll need more than eight days.

 

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Warzone209 site profile image  

9/4/12 11:05 AM by Warzone209

  Troll? 95% of Josh Barnett's resume he beat while on steroids...they should be No Contests...And are you really hyping up Big foot?!?!He's coming off being KO'd twice from DC to Cain his chin is suspect Mike Kyle almost detached his chin 10 seconds into their fight...Travis brown is going to finish Bigfoot u can bank on that and bump this thread when he does.  And lol @ josh barnett > anyone JBJ has faced.. Barnett has padded his record for over 6 years...meanwhile JBJ destroys Legends / Ranked fighters unlike Barnett he also does it without the Horse meat special diet. Since you just started watching MMA after Tuf 14 ill let it slide.

Gatorade site profile image  

9/3/12 9:36 PM by Gatorade

 any relation to chris cormier?   haha

BrianStannFan site profile image  

9/3/12 9:11 PM by BrianStannFan

DC will be the greatest mma fighter of all time. He will take JBJ down and pound him into Bolivian.  

cjlom21 site profile image  

9/3/12 9:05 PM by cjlom21

You guys are so dumb it makes me LOL all over the place, but we need people like you in MMA to keep the betting odds safe.Same guys that last second bet on Brock Lesnar to beat OVereemhahahahahhahahahahahahaaaaaaaaa

cjlom21 site profile image  

9/3/12 9:04 PM by cjlom21

Warzone plz stop watching MMA or only watch UFC cause you are pathetic.JOSH BARNETT IS TOUGHEr then ANYONE JON JONES HAS FACED/ OR BEATEN. BIG FOOT IS NOT A SLOUCH, AFTER HE SMASHES TRAVIS BROWNE WHAT DO U SYA NOW?HAHAHAHHAHA WARZONE YOU ARE A IDIOTJOSH BARNETT > ANYONE JON JONES HAS FACED AND I DONT MIND JONES

Warzone209 site profile image  

9/3/12 8:49 PM by Warzone209

Let's not go that far..So far DC hasn't beaten any world beaters.  Lets see how he does against Frank Mur at least before you guys start crowning him goat for smashing a slow target aka bigfoot.

Soup and Beer site profile image  

9/2/12 8:29 AM by Soup and Beer

It would be an embarrassing night for Jones. He would be asking Dana to never show the fight on a repeat or sell it on dvd.

Warzone209 site profile image  

9/2/12 7:32 AM by Warzone209

 Last time Cormier tried to make 205 his kidneys shutdown and he almost died..Cool story Cormier you dont want none of JBJ and you know your body can't make 205 unless you cut off one of your legs.  And as far as Dana getting JBJ the big fights etc. JBJ had to smash 7 opponents to pieces before getting a title shot and had Rashad not gotten hurt JBJ would still had to fight 9-10 more before a title shot....a favor from the UFC would be Brock Lesnar status he beats Heath Herring and gets Randy couture for the title....

TenOfSwords site profile image  

9/2/12 7:20 AM by TenOfSwords

JBJ  = 84.5" reach DC = 71" reach That's all you need to know.



 

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