Found January 12, 2013 on
There are many fighters that will probably wind up in the UFC, but one who is all but guaranteed a spot is Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier. UFC President Dana White has said that he has so much respect for him that he could either stay at heavyweight and vie for a title in that division, or drop to light heavyweight and be next in line to fight champ Jon Jones.
The former NCAA Division I wrestler is in a tough situation in his upcoming fight at Saturday’s final Strikeforce event, as he is taking on a rather unknown fighter in Dion Staring.
Staring is a veteran of the sport, dating back to 1999, although this will be his first fight in the United States. Cormier is coming into this fight as an astronomical 20-1 favorite. This could come back to bite him in the butt.
The problem with taking on a fighter like Staring is that there is little to no tape or footage on the Dutch fighter, which makes game-planning tough.
Cormier hasn’t tasted defeat yet in his ra...
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Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier is just one day from his match up against Dion Staring at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine. The former captain of the U.S. Olympic...
Daniel Cormier made it clear after his win over Dion Staring Saturday night that he is coming for Jon Jones.
Cormier beat Staring in Oklahoma City by second-round TKO, absolutely demolishing his opponent with an array of punches. The fight was part of Strikeforce’s final card as the promotion plans to close operations.
Cormier announced after his win that he has signed a contract...
Daniel Cormier used his outstanding wrestling skills to defeat 20-1 underdog Dion Staring in his former home of Oklahoma, then used his post-fight interview to serve notice to two of UFC’s biggest names.
Cormier, the former OSU standout and Olympic wrestler, owned the action on the mat and had Staring briefly trapped in a crucifix in the first round. Staring was escaped, but was...
Daniel Cormier is going to be a dangerous dude when he gets to the UFC. Already donning the nickname ‘Black Fedor’ the dude will not be an easy out for any opponent at HW or LHW. Thanks to our friends at MiddleEasy.com for the video.
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After an exciting night of fights, one of the top MMA promotions in the world has finally shut its doors. Whilst its death may not have been pretty, Strikeforce offered many of us some of the top moments in MMA history as well as an array of memories dating back almost a decade.
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