Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Daniel Cormier Hoping Jimi Manuwa Beats Alexander Gustafsson

Posted on by Jeff Cain

Daniel Cormier - UFC 170There’s a lot on the line when Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa square off at UFC Fight Night 37 on March 8 in London. With a win, Gustafsson will likely fight for the title in his next fight, but Daniel Cormier will be rooting against him.

“I’m the biggest Jimi Manuwa fan on the planet because I think if Jimi Manuwa can get this done I get to fight for the belt next,” Cormier recently told The Great MMA Debate Podcast.

“That’s been my dream for a really long time. I hope that it happens soon. Manuwa is a tough and dangerous opponent for Alexander Gustafsson. So right now I’m just a huge Jimi Manuwa fan,” added the undefeated Cormier. “If he can’t get it done then, you know what, I see what’s next.”

Cormier has nothing against Gustafsson, but the Swede stands in the 34-year-old’s path to a title fight.

“I have nothing against Alexander Gustafsson. I think Alexander Gustafsson is great,” said Cormier. “I admire Alexander Gustafsson. The only thing is Alexander Gustafsson is a huge road block in my journey to try and become the champion.”

If Gustafsson is victorious against Manuwa, Cormier wants his next opponent to be one that will move him toward that coveted top contender’s spot.

“Whatever the next fight is, I don’t’ care if it’s a title eliminator for the next guy, I just need a name that actually moves me into the number one contender spot after this fight,” he said.

Follow MMAWeekly.com on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

  • Denny Swain

    Jon jones wont let cormier near him , with the reach jones has. Manuwa seems powerful yet slow. I see gus stomping manuwa out by 2 nd rd.

    • taylor2008

      I think he might KO him in the 1st.

  • Mark McDowall

    Of course he does…He’d much rather fight Manuwa than Gustafsson. Maybe DC will step up from fighting a barista to maybe a sandwich artist or a burger technician next.

    • taylor2008

      I heard DC was asking if he can have the next fight with the forklift driver at the local Home Depot.

      • TheCerealKiller

        Brett Rogers isn’t under contract anymore…

    • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

      I wish DC would fight Chael Sonnen or Ryan Bader. The fight with Pat was a waste. I hope Evans recovery goes smooth. That was the fight to show where DC will stand in the LHW division.

    • MuayThaiFood

      He’s not saying that. He’s not expecting to fight either one of the, he just knows that if Gus loses then they probably won’t have him fight Jones next.

  • DC@DC@CoffieMuffin@DC

    dc next fight with poker face …

  • JOhnny

    thats awful… DC doesnt deserve a shot even if Guss loses and he wins…. who is Cummings and a Guss loss to Manuwa to give DC a shot? DC beat Roy Nelson whos OK.. Frank Mir who hasnt won a fight since 2011.. and Cummings… gtfo here DC, i dont see how or why he thinks he deserves a shot if Guss loses… coward stuff