Daniel Cormier is perhaps the biggest star left standing in Strikeforce. He's fresh off winning the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix in which he absolutely dominated a very formidable Josh Barnett.
There has been a lot of talk of Cormier facing off with UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones once "DC" comes to the Octagon. Both men have exchanged words about a possible match up through the media but alas, all that talk fell by wayside when Chael Sonnen was awarded a UFC title shot.
Putting Cormier on The Ultimate Fighter to coach against Jones seemed like a great way to get him some free exposure and introduce him as a real threat in the heavyweight division. Although Sonnen-Jones will get plenty of ratings, there's no way around it, Cormier deserved the spot more.