Cormier Knows He Has To Be Careful With New Weight Cutting Rules

Daniel Cormier will soon be defending the UFC Light Heavyweight Title against former champion Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 214.

UFC 214 takes place in California, the state just adopted a new 10 point weight cutting plan and DC knows that he will have to be careful with his weight as he prepares for action.

Cormier is fresh off of a weight cutting controversy himself, as the fighter supposedly used the so-called "towel trick" to manipulate and barely make weight for a title defense against Anthony Johnson at UFC 210.

The champion says that it was a tough weight cut lead to his issues at UFC 210, which the fighter believes arose because he wasn’t fighting as frequently as he used to.

“This was the hardest one by far,” said Cormier. “I think the beginning of my 205-pound career was easier because I was fighting so often. Like, if you remember, I fought Patrick Cummins, then I fought Dan Henderson, then I fought (Jon) Jones and I fought (Alexander) Gustafsson, ‘Rumble.’ They were all within the first year-and-a-half. So every three or four months, I was fighting; whereas now, after Gustafsson, it was like nine months (until UFC 200), and then this time again it was like eight months. So it’s just a lot of time between fights. Just, I need to be a little more active, so that my weight doesn’t get as high, and also my body gets used to the weight cut again.”

UFC 214 takes place on Saturday, July 29 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California with Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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