If you don’t know Daniel Cormier by now, I just don’t know what to do with you.
The former U.S. Olympic wrestler entered the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix as a tournament alternate when Alistair Overeem left the promotion for the UFC. He made his way to the finals opposite Josh Barnett with a knockout win over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.
Undefeated in nine pro fights, the American Kickboxing Academy team member has established himself as a legitimate heavyweight prospect, despite his relative lack of MMA experience. He’ll meet Barnett at Strikeforce 40 later this month to conclude the GP and, he hopes, to further improve his stock in the heavyweight division.
Strikeforce 40 goes down on May 19 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.