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UFC Quick Quote: Daniel Cormier would rather face Jon Jones than Cain Velasquez

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"It’ll be a very difficult fight for us to do. It will have to be worth it to us financially. We share the same coaches and the same management team. We’d have to address this as a group, with [manager] Bob Cook, Javier. I don’t want to be just a good fighter. I want to be the best in the world. I could be in line for a championship but if it came down to us, I’d much rather go to 205. That would eliminate a lot of things. We have a great thing going at AKA, to avoid a lot of negatives, to avoid people having to choose sides, I’d rather move to 205, maybe beat someone, and then face Jon Jones. I’d have to have that fight instead of Cain."

Out of the frying pan and into the fire? Strikeforce heavyweight phenom Daniel Cormier (via Yahoo! Sports) is not entirely ruling out a future face-off against American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) friend and teammate Cain Velasquez, but he'd much rather deal with Acute Renal Failure and the irresistible force that is UFC 205-pound kingpin Jon Jones. The UFC heavyweight championship could change hands in 2012 -- or even sooner -- as Velasquez is set to defend the strap next month on FOX against Junior dos Santos. After that? The winner of Overeem vs. Lesnar is likely to be knocking on the door. If Cormier overcomes Josh Barnett to capture the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix tournament, do you think he becomes an instant contender? Or not yet? And could we at long last be looking at the man to break some "Bones" in the UFC light heavyweight division?

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