It looks like Fabricio Werdum is not the only heavyweight willing to step up and face Daniel Cormier on November 3 if called upon for the task. Cormier was left without an opponent this week when news surfaced stating original opponent Frank Mir went down with an injury. Now, in a quick turn of events, it appears Strikeforce actually has a few options to work with rather than empty hands.
“I told the UFC and Dana White, ‘Put me in coach,” wrote Nelson on his Facebook page. “I know there are few that will step up, but hey sometimes you have to ‘FIGHT BEFORE BEING FIRED.’”
The 17-7 Nelson is coming off a knockout win over Dave Herman but is likely to see action against Shane Carwin in his next outing based on the current season of the Ultimate Fighter featuring the twosome as opposing coaches. However, Arlovski has nothing on tap at the moment and certainly appears to be excited about the possibility of a return to big stage.
“If the fans want to see it I’m sure we can make it happen,” exclaimed Arlovski on Twitter.
“The Pitbull” is unbeaten in three fights since being knocked out in February 2011 as part of the Strikeforce Grand Prix. Arlovski holds an overall record of 17-9 with sixteen stoppages. He was last seen soccer-kicking his way to a No Contest against Tim Sylvia a few weeks ago under the ONE FC banner, though prior to the finish it appeared Arlovski had the bout won but saw things fall apart due to confusion with the company’s rules.
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