Matt Mitrione Is Simply “Not Ready” To Fight Daniel Cormier Right Now

UFC heavyweight slugger, Matt Mitrione has explained his decision to turn down a fight with Strikeforce heavyweight grand-prix winner, Daniel Cormier later this year, a choice that angered his boss, Dana White, stating honestly that he doesn’t feel like he’s prepared for the challenge that the Olympic level wrestler has to offer.

Mitroinem speaking via BloodyElbow, said:

“First, I want to thank Dana White and Joe Silva for even offering that fight. It was an honor to get that call, and I would love to fight Daniel Cormier, but I’m just not ready right now. He has Olympic level wrestling, and although I have spent a great deal of time working on my wresting, I don’t feel it would be my best fight back after such a long layoff. UFC worked hard to get me a fight this year, but my old opponent had visa issues and it caused additional time out of the cage. Wrestling is, by far, my weakest skill. I’m working hard on my wrestling, but it would be a huge weakness against me in a short-notice fight against Cormier.”

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