Daniel Cormier (14-0) is set to face Dan Henderson (30-11) this Saturday night, but is not very happy about it. Fighting is fighting, but heroes are not supposed to be your next challenger. He said the following in a recent interview:
Why He Did Not Want To Fight Dan Henderson: “I wasn’t exactly happy about it,” Cormier says. “I would much rather not fight Dan Henderson. He’s a guy that I’ve looked up to for a long time. Dan is the first guy I can go into the cage with and say this guy’s done everything that I’ve done, and he’s actually done things at a much higher level than I have.”
What Does He Expect To Happen In The Fight? “I have a mad amount of respect for [Henderson], and I believe he’s going to push me and make me fight harder than most opponents have ever made me fight.”
Daniel Cormier (14-0) has six knockouts, three submissions and five decision victories in his MMA career. In his last five fights he has beaten the top names that MMA has to offer. He beat Josh Barnett via unanimous decision at Strikeforce – Barnett vs. Cormier on May / 19 / 2012 and Dion Staring via TKO at Strikeforce – Marquardt vs. Saffiedine on Jan / 12 / 2013. He made his UFC return against Frank Mir and won the fight via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 7 – Henderson vs. Melendez on Apr / 20 / 2013.
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