Daniel Cormier inks new contract, officially with UFC

Friday, December 28, 2012

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.”

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