UFC president Dana White thinks debutant Daniel Cormier (12-0) won a safe but dominant decision against Frank Mir (16-7) last night. Cormier and Mir clashed in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 7 in San Jose, with the former Olympian earning a convincing UD. The highly-touted 34-year-old outworked Mir (16-7) over three rounds, pushing him against the cage and landing punches in bunches to the body. While most fans were expecting a finish or at least a more exciting fight, Cormier showed he has what it takes to make an impact in the division. White likes the idea of his new signing dropping to 205lbs to challenge champion Jon Jones (17-1), but Cormier is yet to make up his mind. Here’s what White had to say at the post-fight press scrum. See the full video here.
“I think he fought a safe fight tonight, he fought a safe fight. He dominated the entire fight, he did what he wanted to. I was a little surprised by his punching power. I don’t think his punching power (at heavyweight) is what it could be at 205lbs. But who knows, if he has a hard cut, if he has a hard time cutting there – there’s a lot of questions still. He’s a tough, durable guy that can go in there and muscle anybody around, but you’re at a whole other level here in the UFC. Even though he fought Barnett – who, I said before, I don’t see eye-to-eye with Barnett all the time, but I respect him as a fighter – that was the fight for me that I went, ‘Yeah, this guy’s real.’”
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