Two weeks ago Strikeforce heavyweight Daniel Cormier was left without an opponent when former UFC champion Frank Mir was forced out of a November 3 match-up due to injury. Though a number of fighters have expressed interest in filling the vacancy, Zuffa has yet to pull the trigger on booking anyone for the bout, leaving Cormier in limbo while he waits to see who he’ll be facing in a little more than a month.
Now Cormier is being proactive and has decided to publicly lobby for a fight against Pat Barry.
“He will take the fight. Let’s do it,” wrote Cormier on Twitter in a message directed at UFC President Dana White. In addition to his belief Barry will accept the match-up, Cormier also explained his interest in “HD” also came from his impression the UFC doesn’t want to send a top shelf heavyweight over to Strikeforce.
Barry, a polished and powerful striker, is only 7-5 in his career and has come up short in the cage in three of his last four outings. However, he always comes to fight and is more interested in entertaining fans than improving his overall record.
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