Cormier Has Eyes Set on Fox sports 1 Fight. No Intentions on Dropping to 205 lbs

May 6, 2013 11:50 am by Lynn R Mitchell

Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix winner, Daniel Cormier’s MMA record goes unblemished as he fought his way to another W in his UFC debut defeating former UFC champ Frank Mir two weeks ago.

Daniel Cormier has defeated one of the most dangerous Heavyweights in the UFC but still the question remains will we see former Olympian make the drop to 205lbs? In an interview with Damon Martin of Bleacher Report the undefeated heavyweight Cormier talks about the weight cut to light heavy. Cormier says

“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.”

The UFC President Dana White has mentioned a match up between Ultimate Fighter winner and heavy hitter Roy Big Country Nelson. Cormier states he doesn’t care who as long as it make sense. Cormier states…

“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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