Daniel Cormier is set to face Rashad Evans at UFC 171 in a fight which is shaping up to be one of the most important bouts in recent light heavyweight division history. The winner of this fight could very well be fighting for a title, which is currently being held by Jon Jones.
Cormier is one of the best wrestlers in MMA right now, having been an Olympic wrestler and winning for his country. He is so confident with his wrestling that he doesn’t think Evans can take him down once in their fight. In a recent interview, Cormier said the following:
“I’m not going to be taken down. I spent a lifetime developing that skill and I’m not getting taken down.”
Cormier has a lot of confidence in his wrestling as he should because on paper, he’s one of the best. He’s dominated fighters like Josh Barnett, Roy Nelson and Frank Mir with his wrestling, so it’s going to be interesting to see him battle Evans, who has been considered to be one of the best MMA wrestlers in the division.
If Cormier can dominate Evans and get a victory, he’s more than likely next in line for a title shot, which is something he has been training for and dreaming of for four years now.