You know, ever since he came off of The Ultimate Fighter, I've been a pretty big fan of ol' Meathead. At first I didn't think he really had much of a personality, but the more I hear from him, the more I think he's a pretty cool, level headed guy. I think he knows he's only mid tier at this point in his career, and taking the Cormier fight on short notice would be a poor decision. I hope we get to see him fight in the near future though.
Also, I hope someone steps up and fights Cormier so we don't have another UFC 151 type situation. Is Werdum up to anything right now? He could use this fight. I think a victory over Cormier could put him right up in title contention. Then again I guess that'd make him the Strikeforce champ and tie him up there for a while..... Huh. This cross-promotion stuff could throw a real wrench in things.