Daniel Cormier Pitches Pat Barry as an Opponent, Roy Nelson Interested as Well

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Daniel Cormier Pitches Pat Barry as an Opponent, Roy Nelson Interested as Well

If you take the time to glance at Strikeforce’s website you will see that the November 3 fight card is currently headlined by a bout between Daniel Cormier and TBD. As Daniel Cormier discussed with Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter, TBD “can potentially be a great fighter, let’s see if he holds in, if not, we’ll see who they throw at me.”

Cormier’s lighthearted take on the fact that he doesn’t have an opponent for what will be his final fight with Strikeforce is refreshing, but it doesn’t change the fact that the card is quickly approaching and his opponent remains up in the air.

Originally former UFC champion Frank Mir was scheduled to transfer over to Strikeforce to face Cormier, but an injury to Mir forced him from the card. Over the weekend we learned that the promotion had asked Matt Mitrione if he wanted the fight, but he turned it down, which left Cormier still matched up against the man, the myth, the legend that is TBD.

Cormier took some time over the weekend to throw a name into the mix for a possible opponent and that name was Pat Barry.




Barry does not have a fight scheduled at this point and has not fought since he was stopped by Lavar Johnson at the 4:38 mark of Round 1 on May 5 of this year.

Shortly after Cormier threw Barry's name in the mix, Roy Nelson got involved:




Nelson is currently booked to face Shane Carwin on December 15. In a follow-up tweet Nelson said he would be willing to fight on both the November Strikeforce card as well as the December UFC card.

At this point things remain up in the air; all we know is that Strikeforce intends to have someone in the cage with Cormier come November 3, but who that will be, well, that's the question.

The plan for Cormier is to transfer him to the UFC following the November event.

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