Daniel Cormier Plans Move To Light Heavyweight Division After UFC 166

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Undefeated UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier has gone on record to state that he will be dropping to the UFC’s light heavyweight division following his next bout at UFC 166. 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 Cain Velasquez 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.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000495301114 Ivo Martens

    Good luck :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=560670486 Tom Tugwood

    that’s because he is gonna get SMASHED!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005886092779 Matthew Ewing

    roy nelsons gonna knock his head plum off!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1589678289 Donald Edwin Harris Jr.

    Apparently you guys have never seen DC fight…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=803145132 Shawn Colpitts

    He’s ranked for the next title shot, yet he’s gonna drop before taking the chance at it. I don’t understand why he wouldn’t wait until after his opportunity for the belt, provided he beats Nelson, which I think he will.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002484343470 Carl Brown

    There’s a perfectly good explanation for this- he’s Cain Valaques wrestling coach at AKA & neither of them want to fight a team mate. This does annoy the hell out Dana White though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1517566310 Andre Harris

    That’s a lot of weight to lose.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1517566310 Andre Harris

    If Dos Santos wins I bet he stays at Heavyweight.

  • ufcpolitics

    DC hype has gone way too far. Much further than he has shown. He has a lot of potential but a little too much for his own bandwagon.

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