Daniel Cormier believes that his good friend and fellow AKA training partner at Cain Velasquez will be a champion again.
The former UFC heavyweight champion has his next fight lined up, and it’s a big one. Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou will headline this weekend’s UFC on ESPN 1 event.
During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Cormier made it known that once he retires and relinquishes the UFC heavyweight strap, Velasquez will take over
“You’re going to see vintage, you’re going to see the best. Nothing has changed. He is still as good, still as fast. He still can wrestle, as well. You have to remember, this whole time off he’s been helping me the whole time.”
“He will be the champ, very, very soon. As soon as I’m out of there he will be the champ,” said Cormier (H/T to MMAMania). “The only issue with that is, the UFC has to know, now Cain is healthy and they can trust him because he will be around for a while.”UFC on ESPN 1 is set to take place on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.