UFC Heavyweight Daniel Cormier has no interest in cutting a drastic amount of weight to make 205 lbs in a short time, but as he slowly reduces in weight, he plans to take heavyweight fights. It’s pretty clear that Cormier and current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will never fight, and if he is going to be champion for a while it only makes sense for him to drop to light heavyweight. In fact, after his last fight, it sounded as if Cormier was already on his way to making the changes to make 205, but right now he is eying a possible fight with Roy Nelson.
He told Bleacher Report:
“I always thought if I were to go down I would need a lot of time to do it. I think that still applies, but I would like to still fight. At the end of the day I can’t cut massive amounts of weight. 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.”
“They’re not beating Cain. They’re not good enough. I’m telling you right now I think they’re great, I think Junior Dos Santos is great. I think Junior Dos Santos has the best chance of beating Cain, but the rest they’re not beating him. They’re not good enough. It’s about as honest as I can be with you—they’re not good enough to beat him.”
“I think any fight that involves someone on that higher rank makes sense. Any of the higher ranked guys make sense. Also a guy that’s coming off a win. It’s very important if you look at the UFC matchmaking that’s how it goes. Two guys coming off wins make fights. I think any fight with a guy that’s ranked high and advances my career makes sense. I just want to fight big fights.”
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