UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier who moves up to face heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in the July 7 pay-per-view (PPV) headliner at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, in a hope of becoming the second fighter on the UFC roster to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously.
Cormier believes after beating Stipe Miocic at UFC 226; he expects to be considered as a strong candidate for MMA’s “Greatest of All-Time” list.
Cormier lost to rival Jon Jones twice, after losing a decision at UFC 182, “Bones” stopped “DC” at UFC 214, but Cormier was reinstated as the UFC’s 205-pound champion after Jones failed a fight-week drug test.
Cormier is past archrival Jon Jones and says he has ‘bigger fish to fry.’ Now he wants to accomplish one thing that Jones hasn’t done is to move up in the weight division and capture the UFC gold. (Via MMAMania)
“I get this done, everything I’ve always wanted, wished for and hoped for is not only a reality but it’s my truth now,” Cormier told FloCombat. “I can honestly say I am one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time and have no reservations about it and no one can question it. They can only say you know what he’s accomplished, he has that right, and he’s earned it.”
Cormier amassed an undefeated 13-0 record at heavyweight from 2009-2013, and (20-1 in professional career) by holding wins over the likes of Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, Roy Nelson, and Frank Mir.
Do you think Daniel Cormier will manage to dethrone Stipe Miocic at UFC 226?