<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=435420" target="_blank"> Cormier: Mir next, then I want Jones </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=435420" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=60&q=75&x=98&y=1&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=daniel-cormier-12-31-12-12-3-25-930.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>In the Strikeforce Final, AKA-trained heavyweight Daniel Cormier beat 20-1 underdog Dutchman Dion Staring in the second round, and then revealed who's next.</p>
“I signed my UFC contract,” said Cormier. “April 20 on Fox, Frank Mir, let’s do it. It was supposed to happen, and we were supposed to fight in Oklahoma, so he owes it to me."
“I’m going to let Jon defend his belt on April 27, and then I’m going to kick his ass in the fall."
The Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix winner was not done yet, however, as he went on to target UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who is scheduled to defend his belt at UFC 159 against former two-time middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen.
Cormier was scheduled to fight Mir in November of last year, but Mir got injured and eventually the entire card collapsed. Eventually, Cormier was matched against Staring, who had UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem in his corner.
“I felt great. I was kind of concerned, because I felt sick all week,” said Cormier. “I thought I was going to get tired, but I didn’t. I was still going hard, on top of him, punching him. But he was just a really tough guy.”
At one point in the fight, Cormier appeared ready to go for an armbar, but opted to stay on top, raining punches.
“I’m a guy who is mainly never going to give up position for a submission,” said Cormier. “That’s just kind of my style. I’m a wrestler. I could have had it, but I’m not too sure on that yet.”
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