Daniel Cormier Says Dropping Down To 205-Pound Will Be Difficult, But Plans On Doing It
Daniel Cormier isn’t giving up on his light heavyweight title without a fight. Cormier who’s coming off a first-round knockout win over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 last month, which saw him becoming a second UFC fighter to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously.
‘DC’ plans on to end his MMA career with a money fight and that against former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who isn’t ready until early 2019. So Cormier insists on returning to 205-pound division when the time is right.
Cormier admitted during a recent media appearance that he’s naturally heavyweight and cutting down to light heavyweight will be one hell of a job, but plans to do it. (Via BloodyElbow)
“For me to go back down, it’s going to be difficult to defend this belt,” Cormier said on a recent episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. “But I plan on doing it.”
“Honestly, I am a heavyweight. I weigh 245 pounds, normally. But then I cut down to 205 whenever I fight 205, so I lose 40 pounds to fight in that weight class.”
With a recent win, holding two titles at the same time, Cormier is already cemented his legacy to be known as Greatest of all time.
“I’m 39 years old, so for a long time, I thought about being remembered as one of the greats,” Cormier said. “And by doing this, I’m always gonna be remembered as my career ends.”
If ‘DC’ returns to 205-pound, he has several fighters waiting to welcome him, including Corey Anderson, Ilir Latifi, and Anthony Smith. Smith and Latifi balked at the idea that Cormier will return to the 205-pound division especially considering a money fight against Lesnar is looming. Also a recent rumbling of his formal rival Jon Jones return seems imminent that could also add a spice, who is currently under USADA suspension.
Despite all, Cormier is currently nursing his broken thumb that he suffered during his July showdown against Miocic, this could be the biggest hindrance for his return at light heavyweight.
Share your thought, do you think Cormier will make a return at light heavyweight or no? If he does, who should be the opponent?