White: Cormier could have an immediate title shot at 205
White: Cormier could have an immediate title shot at 205 - Mixed Martial Arts News
according to UFC President Dana White, right at the top:
"He could drop to 205 and get a shot at the title in my opinion, on day one," he said. "Look at the guys he's beat at heavyweight."
It is not yet currently known if the 34-year-old Cormier could make the number due to kidney issues he sustained during his amateur wrestling career while cutting weight. In his last three fights, he has checked in at 235, 230 and 238 pounds, respectively. To make the light heavyweight championship fight limit, he would have to get down to 205 or less.
"I actually prefer him at 205," he said. "This heavyweight division isnít like other heavyweight divisions. And in saying that, he beat Josh Barnett. Thatís a big deal. I just donít think he has the punching power at heavyweight that heíd have at 205."