Daniel Cormier wants to coach TUF vs. Jon Jones

Friday, September 07, 2012

“I’d like to fight anyone,” said Daniel Cormier. “There are options, and we’d need to sit down and figure it out. If they offer me a heavyweight for my first fight once I get to the UFC, I’d gladly take it. If they offered me a different fight, then I’d take that one, too. There’s a ton of options. My last fight, I weighed 238, and I had lunch and breakfast. During my training cvamp for that fight, I was 229 at one point. That was the lightest I’ve been in years, so with that being said, I’m not walking at 250 or 260, like I was, so I’d like to think that I have options in two weight divisions now.

“For the rest of my career, being 33 years old, I want big fights. If I have to cut some weight, then I have to cut some weight.. Listen, I think, pound for pound, the best fighter in the world, right now, is Jon Jones. Dana already said he thinks I’d do well at 205. If he offered me a fight down there against Jon Jones, and gave me some time to get the weight off safely, shoot, I’d jump on that in a heartbeat.

“I know a situation that helps out everyone. Give Jon a challenge that he doesn’t get from most guys, and that’s something that I present. Hopefully, him and I get through our next fight. At the beginning of the year, let us coach the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. That gives me time to actually get my weight down, and in the summer time, we fight. How does that sound? I’m throwing it out there right now. Let’s do it. He hasn’t coached the show before, and neither have I. Let the fans get to know me better by putting me on TV for two and a half months, and then put me and Jon in a fight.

“Jon’s a good wrestler, but I’ve wrestled at a different level. I’m gonna pressure him. I’m gonna take him down. I think it would be great for everybody, all around. I can tell you with 100% confidence in myself and in my ability, that if I was to fight him, or anyone else in the world, at some point in that fight, if I decide to put them on their back, I’m putting them on their back.”

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