UFC champion Cain Velasquez and unbeaten Strikeforce star Daniel Cormier are two of the most intriguing heavyweights in MMA. They also happen to share another bond, fostering both a close friendship and professional respect for one another as teammates at American Kickboxing Academy.
With Velasquez winning the belt last night at UFC 155 and Cormier in line to join the UFC in early 2013, talk about the possibility of the two tussling in the Octagon has started to heat up. Though Cormier appears open to facing Velasquez under the right circumstances, he isn’t looking far enough down the road to envision what it would take to put the pairing together.
“There are some things that we’re all gonna discuss as a team. I’ve got some options. I’m lighter now than I’ve been for awhile, but you know there are some interesting matches at heavyweight,” said Cormier on the topic during Fuel TV’s post-event coverage.
The 10-0 Cormier was also quick to point out that Alistair Overeem was ahead of him as far as contendership goes, not to mention both he and the devastating Dutchman have tilts of their own to think about at the moment before worrying about a possible title-shot.
“We’re talking about myself fighting Cain, Overeem fighting Cain…we’ve got obstacles,” Cormier concluded.
Overeem is scheduled to face Antonio Silva on Super Bowl Weekend at UFC 156 while Cormier will duke it out with Dion Staring in less than two weeks at Strikeforce’s final event.
Check out Cormier’s complete take below:
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