May 19, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Josh Barnett (top) fights Daniel Cormier (bottom) during the heavyweight tournament final bout of the Strikeforce World Grand Prix at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
Daniel Cormier is coming off the biggest win of his career. Back in May, he won a dominant decision over veteran Josh Barnett to become the first and last Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion. Although he's committed to Strikeforce for one more fight, he will be coming to the UFC where he was promised a title shot by Dana White. Maybe. Cormier's fellow AKA teammate Cain Velasquez will challenge current UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at an unset event and that poses problems for the former Olympian.
ESPN.com talked to Cormier about what he thinks about his inevitable future in the UFC:
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. [Moving to Light Heavyweight] 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.
Honestly, I don't care which avenue Cormier chooses. With his legitimate world-class wrestling and proven heavy hands, he poses a serious threat both dos Santos and Jones. But before that, he'll have to beat his yet unnamed opponent in Strikeforce on September 29th.