Daniel Cormier just won the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix title. And, while he will likely be going under the knife for surgery to repair a broken hand, he is already thinking about his next opponent.
“I think if there is a plus-one nad Zuffa’s going to send someone over it is going to have to be someone that is very good, you know?” said Cormier, while appearing on The MMA Hour recently. “Maybe (Shane) Carwin, as he’s coming back. Or, if one of the guys loses from the (UFC 146) card this weekend.”
Cormier defeated Josh Barnett in the tourney finals to improve to a 10-0 in his MMA career. He also said, “There are not many guys that are a step up from that Josh Barnett that showed up on Saturday.”
Zuffa, Strikeforce and the UFC have said there will be one more fight for Cormier in Strikeforce, with “DC” than coming into the UFC’s heavyweight division. For now, we will play the guessing game as far as who Cormier will fight next.