Cormier, who fights Dion Staring on Jan. 12 at the final Strikeforce event, wants to introduce himself to UFC fans by taking down a legend. Cormier announced that he would like to fight on a free FOX show to help build awareness for his brand.
"Well, right now, Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen are fighting on April 27th," Cormier said. "If I come out of this fight un-injured and victorious, I will take a little bit of time to chill and then get back into training for my next fight. When I come in, I am going to stay at heavyweight and I really want to fight Frank Mir. That is the fight I want."
In recent months, there was speculation that Cormier would drop down to the light heavyweight ranks to fight Jon Jones. For now, those plans appear to be scrapped.
"I would love for it to be on the FOX show here in San Jose," Cormier said. "April 20th, fight Frank Mir, on FOX, have it be a free broadcast and that will help expose me and get more fans behind me who may not know me. That is what I want right now. That is the fight I have trained for, and would be excited to train for it again; Mir wants the fight, I think it would be a great fight. It's like we are doing Joe Silva's job for him."
The UFC hasn't yet made the Mir vs Cormier fight official.