Daniel Cormier Strikeforce Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier was dominant in defeating Frank Mir in his Octagon debut at UFC on Fox 7 on Saturday night in San Jose, Calif., but the 34-year-old is still unsure whether his future remains in the heavyweight division or if he will make the cut down to 205 pounds.

“It’s really going to be a team decision. We’ve got to get together with the UFC and with my management team and figure out what the next step is,” Cormier said.

“I’m just happy to be working for (the UFC). This is what I’ve been waiting for my whole career. It’s a dream come true just to be here right now. I’ve had a very long athletic career. I’ve always laughed when Dana said there’s jitters that come with this. But man, I was nervous today. You want to do so well, and I didn’t fight the fight I wanted to.

“More than anything I got tired. I’ve never felt tired in a fight. I think it was my nerves. I went in there and fought as well as I could.”

Despite the controlling win, Cormier, who is now 12-0 in his MMA career, doesn’t feel that his performance warrants a title shot.

“Even if they say you’re going to fight Cain Velasquez next, I don’t think that performance warranted a title shot. We’ll get together and figure it out. If they say, ‘Well Daniel, if your intention is to be a 205-pounder down the line and we need you to do it now,’ then I guess that’s what I need to do.”

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