Daniel Cormier began his professional mixed martial arts career in 2009. Since then he has fought 14 times, winning each of those fights. On Saturday, May 24 he will put that unbeaten record on the line against Dan Henderson in the co-main event of UFC 173.
Henderson (30-11), who had 32 professional fights under his belt by the time Cormier made his UFC debut is well aware of Cormier's unbeaten record. However, Henderson does not seem the least bit concerned about Cormier's streak heading into Saturday's fight. As the 43-year-old fighters told MMA Fight Corner Radio, "I'm not really worried about anybody's record. Everybody starts out undefeated, and eventually they will lose, and May 24 will be his day."
Henderson recently ended a three-fight losing streak, defeating former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua by TKO on March 23. Henderson is happy to be entering the fight against Cormier coming off a win and hopes the momentum will carry him to a shot at the UFC light heavyweight title.
The former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion has been told the winner of this bout will be in line to fight for that title, which is currently in the possession of Jon Jones. Jones is expected to defend his belt against No. 1 ranked Alexander Gustafsson sometime later in 2014.
As to who he would like to face for the belt, Henderson said that the opponent doesn't really matter to him, and that his ultimate goal is to strap the UFC gold around his waist, regardless of who he fights for that title.