If Cormier Drops To 205 He Could Get Immediate Title Shot

April 26, 2013 9:25 am by bjpenn.com staff 2 Comments
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Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier (12-0) recently made his long awaited UFC debut with a one-sided unanimous decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, California.

Even though a win over Mir helped validate Cormier in the heavyweight division, the idea of him moving to the light-heavyweight division just got a bit more enticing.

UFC president Dana White recently stated that he believed that with a drop to 205-pounds, Cormier should be granted an immediate title shot:

“He could drop to 205 and get a shot at the title in my opinion, on day one,”

This comes just a few days before UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones attempts to defend his title against rival coach on TUF 17, Chael Sonnen.

White also said that he also prefers Cormier at light-heavyweight as Cormier carries some extra weight at in the heavyweight division:

“I actually prefer him at 205. This heavyweight division isn’t like other heavyweight divisions. And in saying that, he beat Josh Barnett. That’s a big deal. I just don’t think he has the punching power at heavyweight that he’d have at 205.”

The 34-year old is undefeated at heavyweight and will most likely be granted a top-5 opponent in either division although a title shot at heavyweight could mean deciding whether or not he wants to face AKA teammate, Cain Velasquez.


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