Daniel Cormier Wants Title Shot at Light-Heavyweight After UFC 166
By FCF Staff
Daniel Cormier hasn’t change up his plan to move to the light-heavyweight division, and in the coming months, as the undefeated heavyweight reportedly intends to call for an immediate title shot at 205 pounds after UFC 166. Cormier is scheduled to fight Roy Nelson at the event, which will take place October 19th in Houston, Texas.
News of Cormier’s goal was reported by “UFC Tonight’s” Ariel Helwani, on the latest edition of the show, who relayed (quote via FOX Sports press realease):
“Roy signed a new nine-fight contract. He says he wants to fight five more years in the UFC, until he’s 42 years old, and end his career with the UFC. As for Daniel Cormier, he says he’s ecstatic about the fight. He told me when he beats Roy on October 19, he’s going to take the mic and ask for an immediate title fight at 205. He says this will be his last fight at heavyweight.”
Cormier (12-0), who is coming off a unanimous decision win over Frank Mir at UFC on FOX 7 in April, has consistently said he’s not willing to fight his teammate Cain Velasquez. The reigning heavyweight champ is set to fight Junior dos Santos for a third time at UFC 166.
The heavyweights’ AKA teammate Luke Rockhold is also set to fight on October 19th, and will face Tim Boetsch.