Daniel Cormier Wants Anderson Silva & Lyoto Machida as UFC 178 Training Partners


Daniel Cormier has been waiting for this title shot for quite some time and he’s going all out to ensure that he’s prepared to fight the world’s #1 P4P fighter Jon Jones.

Cormier has reached out to some notable names for his training camp.

“I’ve got some friends and they put me in contact with some of the guys down in southern California, with Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida. I may down go there for a week,” Cormier revealed on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour.

“That’s a possibility. We haven’t worked out all the details, but that is a possibility and we’ll see what happens.”

Eventhough he will reach out to Machida and Silva, DC will still rely heavily on his usual training partners.

“I tell Jon Jones, show me two guys who can beat my two main training partners, Cain Velasquez and Luke Rockhold,” Cormier said of his accomplished stablemates at AKA. “You show me your two who are going to prepare you better than my two. So I’m going to rely on my guys, man. I’m going to rely on Cain, I’m going to rely on Luke to help me become the UFC champion. I’m going to reach out a little bit, but I’m not going to stray very far from my comfort zone.”

This should be the fight of the year and quite possibly one of the best fights in MMA history. UFC 178 takes place on September 27th in Las Vegas.