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UFC News: Daniel Cormier reveals that he plans on moving back to the UFC Light Heavyweight Division

Soumik Datta
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277   //    31 Aug 2018, 12:07 IST

Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier

What's the story?

Daniel Cormier has had a huge impact on the entire UFC Heavyweight Divison ever since moving up to the 265-pound division back in July at UFC 226. Cormier, who is currently also in possession of the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship as well, is apparently still pretty keen on moving back to the 205-pound division at some point down the line.

In case you didn't know...

At UFC 226 on the 7th of July, 2018, Daniel Cormier faced-off against now-former UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic in a champion vs champion fight. Cormier eventually won the fight via TKO in the first round and became only one of the two fighters to hold two UFC Championships simultaneously at the same time and only one to defend at least one of his title belts.

Cormier's win over Miocic not only earned him the much-coveted title of 'The Baddest Man on the Planet' but also earned him the Performance of the Night award as well. Following DC's win, the double champion was also provoked by former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, who went on to challenge the new UFC Heavyweight Champion to a future fight.

The heart of the matter

While interacting on a recent episode of Live with Ryan and Kelly, UFC double champion Daniel Cormier noted that apparently going back to the UFC Light Heavyweight division is certainly going to be very tough, considering the fact that DC likes to label himself as a natural heavyweight fighter.

However, as of right now, DC does indeed plan on moving down to the 205-pound division and defend his belt, rather than holding the division on lockdown. (H/T: Bloody Elbow)

"For me to go back down, it’s going to be difficult to defend this belt. But I plan on doing it. Honestly, I am a heavyweight. I weigh 245 pounds, normally. But then I cut down to 205 whenever I fight 205, so I lose 40 pounds to fight in that weight class.”- DC stated.

What's next?

DC is currently slated to defend his UFC Heavyweight Championship against Brock Lesnar at some point down the line, in what will also prove to be Lesnar's return to the UFC.

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