Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 5/18/12
Following his vicious knockout victory over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the semifinals of Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix, it appears Daniel Cormier (Pictured) has emerged as everyone’s new favorite Strikeforce heavyweight – at least with the 265-pounders who were recently polled. Despite entering the tournament as a replacement, and riding the pine for several months mending his broken right hand, Cormier’s performance against the Brazilian has several of his UFC counterparts believing he’ll beat veteran Josh Barnett and take the tourney. The shootout goes down Saturday inside HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Showtime will broadcast the main card beginning at 10PM ET/PT. Here’s what some of the UFC’s stars had to say: Junior dos Santos (UFC heavyweight champion): “They are both great fighters and this is a fight that could end very quickly for each guy. But Cormier is more explosive and has the better chances to end this early. It could be very exciting, but I think Cormi...
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