It’s been six weeks since Strikeforce heavyweight Daniel Cormier collided with Josh Barnett, winning the promotion’s Grand Prix, and yet no news has surfaced regarding who he’ll face in the company’s cage before joining the UFC’s roster. The only other heavyweight under contract to Strikeforce at the moment is Barnett, who also has a final fight left in the organization before moving on, meaning at least one free agent will be brought in.
That being said, no names have been linked to the eventual bout with the American Kickboxing Academy staple, and even Cormier is still clueless about whom his future opponent will be.
“I don’t know how many guys there are standing in line to be in Strikeforce’s fights, especially if it’s a guy who’s fought in the UFC because it’s almost like stepping down, but it’s a big fight and a chance to fight in this division is always a big thing no matter where it is,” explained Cormier in an interview with TATAME, adding he was still anxiously awaiting a call from his employers to find out who he’ll be fighting.
What the unbeaten Olympian does know, however, is when he wants to see action.
“I’d like to fight again before the end of the year, somewhere around October, November would be perfect for me,” said Cormier, still recovering from a broken hand sustained in his May battle with Barnett.
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