Daniel Cormier Plans Move To Light Heavyweight Division After UFC 166

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Undefeated heavyweight has gone on record to state that he will be dropping to the UFC’s light heavyweight division following his next bout at . Cormier will face Roy Nelson on October 19th and tells MMAJunkie.com that this will be his last bout in the heavyweight class:

“This is going to be my last fight at heavyweight. I wanted to start to diet and mover closer to the weight division where I was comfortable making the weight. I feel like I’m in that place now.”

On top of those reasons, Cormier also did not want to fight his training partner who is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion:

“It does have a lot to do with me not wanting to fight Cain Velasquez, but I also want to be a champion of the UFC, and if I’m not going to fight for the belt at heavyweight, then I’ve got to find a division where I can compete for the championship.”