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Friday, May 03, 2013

Report: Daniel Cormier Remaining at Heavyweight For Now, Hoping to Fight in July or August

A victorious Cormier (photo Esther Lin / Showtime)

By FCF Staff

Although Daniel Cormier is still interested in moving to light-heavyweight and pursuing a championship there, the rising star has reportedly decided to stay at heavyweight for the time being.

The 34 year-old fighter told Bleacher Report.com that he will need time to make the move to 205 pounds, and that in the meantime, he would like to fight at heavyweight in July or August.

“At the end of the day I can’t cut massive amounts of weight,” Cormier was quoted saying. “That’s well-documented from my problems in the Olympic games. But I can diet, and when I’m dieting I can still fight. Can I fight at 205? No. Because it’s too much weight to cut in a short period of time. But could I fight a heavyweight fight and just be a little lighter? I think so.”

Cormier has been open about the fact that he has no desire to fight training partner and UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, and following his win over Josh Barnett in January, he called out UFC light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones.

The 12-0 fighter is coming off a unanimous decision win over Frank Mir last month.


posted by FCF Staff @ 6:43 pm
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