Daniel Cormier is apparently set to reach out to UFC legends Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida for some training sessions ahead of his fight with Jon Jones.
Cormier is set to fight for Jones' light heavyweight title on September 27 at UFC 178 and is looking for any advantage that he can find and believes that the two Brazilians will give him an edge.
Speaking on The MMA Hour, Cormier revealed that he's reached out to mutual friends who've put him in contact with Silva and Machida's teams.
Rolling out the stars for 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," he said.
"That's a possibility. We haven't worked out all the details, but that is a possibility and we'll see what happens."
Cormier is already training with Luke Rockhold and close friend and UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez - who is the reason Cormier shifted to light heavyweight - but is looking to add more star names to his camp.
"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."
That 'stray' includes Silva and Machida, as well as top 10 light heavyweight Phil Davis and former UFC fighter Cyrille Diabate - who at six foot six inches, would help Cormier with the reach and height advantage that Jones has going into the fight.
No injury worries and no fear
Cormier has gone out of his way to refute any claims that his knee injury could be an issue and says he has no fear going into the fight.
"Jon Jones is 22-0. He is the pound-for-pound greatest fighter that we may have ever seen, and I believe I can beat him," Cormier asserted.
"I believe that on September 27th, reach and height, I don't think all that's going to matter. I believe I have the ability to beat Jon. I have the ability to compete with Jon, and I have the confidence in knowing that I can get the job done. This is the first time you have two undefeated guys fighting for a UFC championship.
"This is a big deal, man. This is the type of fight that we need in MMA to show that guys can sustained being undefeated for a really long time, and then getting to the top of the sport and fighting each other for the ultimate prize. So this is a big deal. I know I can feel it, Jon can feel it, and it can't wait for it."
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