Daniel Cormier Explains Why He Doesn’t Like Aljamain Sterling Going To Featherweight

Cormier thinks Sterling is too small for featherweight.

Daniel Cormier and Aljamain Sterling
Image Credit: Daniel Cormier & Aljamain Sterling's Instagram

Daniel Cormier doesn’t think Aljamain Sterling going to featherweight is a good move for him.

Sterling lost his UFC bantamweight title back in August as he suffered a second-round TKO loss to Sean O’Malley. After the loss, he was adamant he wanted the rematch and was campaigning for that.

After some discussion, Aljamain Sterling ended up saying he would be moving up to featherweight next time out. Although Sterling has always been a bigger bantamweight, Daniel Cormier doesn’t like the move for the former 135lbs champ.

“I think he should stay at 135. I think that’s the right weight class for him. I just think it’s the right weight class for him. Look man, people switch weights when you’re looking for a change because you’re not finding success or you can’t make the weight anymore. No matter how tough it is, he was still making the weight, he’s still makes the weight. I think he should stay at 135. Those guys are big. He’s a bit of a tweener,” Cormier said on The MMA Hour.

Daniel Cormier doesn’t like Aljamain Sterling fighting Max Holloway

Along with Aljamain Sterling going to featherweight, he has hinted his first fight at 145lbs will be against Max Holloway.

It would be a massive fight that should Aljamain Sterling win, he would likely get a title shot. However, Daniel Cormier believes Holloway is too big for Sterling and ‘DC’ prefers ‘Funkmaster’ to stay at 135lbs and work his way back to a title shot.

“I think Max is too big… I just think he has a good chance at winning enough fights to work his way back to a title fight, I really do. He has a better chance at 135 when he’s undeniable again because that’s what happens,” Cormier added.

Although Daniel Cormier isn’t a fan of Aljamain Sterling moving to featherweight, ‘Funkmaster’ is set on the move.

Published on November 30, 2023 at 10:49 am
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