Oct 19, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Daniel Cormier (red gloves) fights against Roy Nelson (blue gloves) in their heavyweight bout during UFC 166 at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Cormier: Rashad Evans can't take me down

Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier is making the drop down to light heavyweight on Feb. 22 in the co-main event of UFC 170, where he will face his good friend Rashad Evans.

Both fighters have some impressive wrestling credentials, but there is no doubt that Cormier’s take the cake.

When discussing their wrestling background, Cormier made it very clear that he believes his are superior to Evans’ and he is willing to bet that the former UFC light heavyweight champion will not be able to get him to the mat.

“I’m not going to be taken down,” Cormier said, via MMAFighting.com. “I spent a lifetime developing that skill and I’m not getting taken down. When I look at a fight against another wrestler, this is how I approach it. In the sport that we all chose, I got to the top. People don’t just quit wrestling. You stop because you hit the end of the road, whereas I just continued to go.

“So in the sport I chose, Rashad chose, Jon Jones chose, and the rest of those guys chose, I went to the top of that sport,” Cormier continued. “So no, I’m not getting taken down.”

UFC 170 is headlined by a UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout between former Olympic medalists Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann. The event will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

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