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    Default Olympian Daniel Cormier Close To Signing With Strikeforce

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    Two-time Olympian and the U.S. squad's 2008 Olympic team captain, Daniel Cormier, is close to signing a lengthy eight-fight contract with Strikeforce. The news of the possible signing was first reported by MMAFanhouse.com.

    According to the report, once Cormier is signed he will make his MMA debut on the televised portion of September 25's Strikeforce Challengers series event against an opponent that has not ye been named. He will be fighting in the light-heavyweight division.

    Some of Cormier's many feats include three high school state championships in Louisiana, two JUCO national championship titles, NCAA Division I runner-up at Oklahoma State University in 2001, a 117-10 overall collegiate record that included three-time All-American honors, a six-time senior national champion freestyle wrestler and a fourth-place finish at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

    Cormier is currently training at the renowned American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California, where he is training with the likes of former UFC welterweight title contender Jon Fitch and UFC heavyweight contender Cain Velasquez, as well as current UFC welterweight contenders Mike Swick and Josh Koscheck.

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    Default Re: Olympian Daniel Cormier Close To Signing With Strikeforce

    What's more prestigious, being a 3x Louisiana state champ or being a 6x national free style champion?
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    i wonder how he does in practice against Cain, who is a world class fighter.
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    I think cain is a world class fighter, but still funny standards for carwin to go off of.

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    Default Re: Olympian Daniel Cormier Close To Signing With Strikeforce

    Quote Originally Posted by clmetal View Post
    What's more prestigious, being a 3x Louisiana state champ or being a 6x national free style champion?
    Is this a trick question Claudale?
    Lets go Brent!

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    Default Re: Olympian Daniel Cormier Close To Signing With Strikeforce

    I hope he is planning to fight Heavyweight.

    Edit: I just saw this: He will be fighting in the light-heavyweight division.
    Why does he think he will be able to make 205 lb when could not make 211 with an Olympic medal on the line?
    I had thought for a while that he should bunped up to Heavy for wrestling.
    Missing weight at Bejing means his "in-shape" walking around weight has to be north of 230 lb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    I hope he is planning to fight Heavyweight.

    Edit: I just saw this: He will be fighting in the light-heavyweight division.
    Why does he think he will be able to make 205 lb when could not make 211 with an Olympic medal on the line?
    I had thought for a while that he should bunped up to Heavy for wrestling.
    Missing weight at Bejing means his "in-shape" walking around weight has to be north of 230 lb.
    He made weight in Beijing.

    He was not allowed to compete due to medical reasons.

    He made the weight.
    Lets go Brent!

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    He knows how to cut weight, he chose to do it incorrectly(there is a flo interview where he jokes about being 20-30 over) I have no doubt he'd make 205 if he concentrated(and there was some cash on the line)
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    There have been other 205s who walk around upwards of 230
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