Daniel Cormier Still Plans To Defend 205-Pound Title, Says ‘It’s Going To Be Difficult’
Daniel Cormier who added the heavyweight title to his collection last month after dethroning Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 via first-round KO. For that fight, Cormier puts on a lot of mass despite that he still plans on to defend the light heavyweight strap before he hangs his gloves for good in March.
Cormier who’s naturally heavyweight will look to end his career with high profile fight but WWE star Brock Lesnar wouldn’t be ready until early 2019 as he’s under USADA testing pool to serve rest of his suspension. So ‘DC’ can’t wait longer to hold the light heavyweight strap as the division is waiting on Cormier to defend or vacate the title. (Via MMAMania)
“For me to go back down, it’s going to be difficult to defend this belt. but I plan on doing it. Honestly, I am a heavyweight,” Cormier told the Kelly & Ryan show. “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.”
Cormier who becomes a second UFC fighter to hold two titles simultaneously and already in GOAT conversation regardless of disagreements from his rivals.
“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.”
It’s unknown who Cormier will face if he indeed plans to drop down to light heavyweight. Corey Anderson, Ilir Latifi, and Anthony Smith all are possible opponents Cormier can choose from, and the potential return of his formal rival Jon Jones could also make things more intriguing.
Share your thoughts, if Cormier returns to defend his 205-pound title, who he should face?