Undefeated Strikeforce heavyweight Daniel Cormier will be making his UFC debut a bit sooner than expected, though not as a competitor inside the Octagon but rather as an analyst offering his assessment on action in the infamous eight-sided cage. Cormier recently revealed he had signed on to serve as part of the Fuel TV’s coverage of UFC 155.
“I’ll be doing the weigh-ins and the post show for UFC 155, so a lot of positive things are happening right now,” said Cormier to MMAWeekly Radio.
Cain Velasquez, who is Cormier’s close friend and teammate at American Kickboxing Academy, is slated to challenge heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in the evening’s main event. As such, the 10-0 Cormier will still serve as part of Velasquez’s corner in the clash and then return to the booth after the bout’s conclusion.
While Cormier’s on-camera efforts will undoubtedly be excellent, he has no plans to abandon his MMA career for one in a suit/tie just yet. The 33-year old Grand Prix winner is currently scheduled to face Dion Staring on January 12 in what will be his last appearance under the Strikeforce banner before joining the UFC’s roster.
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