Daniel Cormier Admits Dropping To Light Heavyweight Going To Be Tough, But is Doing It


Two division UFC champion Daniel Cormier hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since defeating Stipe Miocic to win the UFC Heavyweight Title at UFC 226.

DC has stated that he would like to defend the UFC Light Heavyweight Title again, even if dropping the weight is going to be a challenge.

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“For me to go back down, it’s going to be difficult to defend this belt,” Cormier said on 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.”

Cormier hasn’t competed at light heavyweight since defeating Volkan Oezdemir in the co-main event of UFC 220.

The two division champion is focused on one goal at the moment and that is to be remembered as the greatest ever.

“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.”

There is no word yet as to when DC will fight again, but he is expected to face former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar some time in 2019.

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