Oct 19, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Daniel Cormier answers a question during the press conference following UFC 166 at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Cormier signs new UFC contract


Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier had plenty of hype when he entered the UFC and he has lived up to those expectations. After going an impressive 2-0 in his UFC stint, Cormier has been rewarded with a brand new contract.

With a move to light heavyweight planned, the UFC and Zuffa have signed Cormier to a long-term deal.

From MMA Weekly:

Daniel Cormier has signed a new eight-fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, according to a report from UFC Tonight on Wednesday evening.

“D.C.” is currently in discussions for his next fight, according to the report, and former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has been brought up as a potential opponent on a March 2014 UFC card.

Cormier told the Fox Sports 1 program that while Evans’ name has come up in conversation regarding his next challenge, nothing is set in stone as of yet.

Evans is coming off of an impressive win against another FOX Sports 1 teammate, Chael Sonnen, so it’d be entertaining to see him get in to the octagon with another. If there was a fighter that has the athleticism necessary to defeat Evans, Cormier would be the guy.

If he is able to get a big win over Evans, then a light heavyweight title shot against the winner of Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira could be in his future.

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