Daniel Cormier is ready to "kick Jon Jones' ass."
After defeating Dion Staring at Strikeforce on Saturday night, the former Olympian wasted little time laying out his entire 2013 itinerary.
"April 20th on FOX, I signed my UFC contract, Frank Mir, you and me, let's do it," Cormier said in his post-fight interview with Strikeforce commentator Pat Miletich. "I'm gonna let Jon [Jones] defend his belt April 27th against [Chael Sonnen], then I'm gonna kick his ass in the fall" (via ESPN).
Cormier was obviously riding a wave of emotions. He had just won a fight on Strikeforce's final card in his old collegiate stomping grounds in the state of Oklahoma.
It was a memorable night for the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix champ, who extended his unbeaten record to 11-0.
Staring put up a gutsy effort, but he was no match for Cormier's world class wrestling and thunderous ground-and-pound.
With that said, Jones is a completely different animal than anyone Cormier has ever faced. The UFC light heavyweight champ is arguably the most well-rounded fighter in MMA history, and he totes plenty of physical advantages over Cormier.
Does "DC" have what it takes to oust Jones?
Here is a head-to-toe breakdown.