Werdum looked solid in his victory over "Minotauro," although his performance wasn't enough to skip the line ahead of No. 1 contender Junior dos Santos, who will challenge divisional champion Cain Velasquez for the title at UFC 166 in October.
Since Werdum just took approximately one year off from competition to coach The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): Brazil 2 with Nogueira, he wants to stay active -- and the man he has in mind is the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner.
"Werdum was in my office two days ago," White said in a media scrum (watch it here) on Thursday (July 4, 2013). "That's who he wants to fight...so we'll see what happens."
Cormier has made his plan for the future crystal clear in recent months, stating he will inevitably fight 205-pound champion Jon Jones for the title, but only after he patiently and safely works his way down in weight.
While he drops weight, though, "DC" would like to continue fighting heavyweight opponents, and he thinks Werdum would be an ideal match up for his second Octagon appearance.
Werdum vs. Cormier would be a match up of the world's No. 2 and No. 3 ranked heavyweights and would be the perfect candidate to serve as the co-main event to UFC 166 where the main event will be Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 for the title.