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Midnight Mania! Daniel Cormier says no way he’s fighting Stipe Miocic or Francis Ngannou

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Daniel Cormier can always be counted on for an honest take.

At today’s press conference, on the dais next to Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, the light heavyweight champion said he had to rethink his earlier comments about moving back to heavyweight to compete.

Man, do you see these guys? Do you see these dudes?? Sometimes I read that stuff and I’m kinda like, I don’t even know what I was thinking back then! So no, I’m not gonna fight Stipe Miocic, or... I’m definitely not fighting Francis Ngannou. No, I’m good.

Cormier also dished on what he hopes happens with Jon Jones’ hearing:

Cormier: Come on. You know me, right? I’m the guy that tries to run through a wall, constantly, just to try to break it. I won’t go around it, I’ll keep running through the wall. So what do you think I’m hoping for? Say it! What do you think I’m hoping for?

Reporter: You want him to come back so you can have another fight...

Cormier: There you go.

Skip to the 11:00 mark for Cormier’s thoughts on moving to heavyweight.

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