Daniel Cormier, who will make his final Strikeforce appearance in September, recently discussed moving to light heavyweight and challenging the likes of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Cormier has no opponent yet for his September 29 encounter in the Strikeforce cage.
Cormier, who trains with Cain Velasquez at AKA in San Jose, would use his Plan B approach instead of fighting Velasquez if it comes to that.
“I’m not saying that’s what I want to do right now. A lot depends on what happens between Cain and Junior dos Santos,” said Cormier, in a recent interview with ESPN. “(Moving to 205) is a potential plan B if Cain becomes champion again, which I think he will. Imagine that: me and Jones standing across the cage from one another. That would be crazy because you know I’m putting him on his back.”
Cormier, a former Olympic wrestler, defeated Josh Barnett in the finals of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. He knocked out Antonio Silva in the semifinals, displaying his power in his hands.