White on Cormier: He'd be a beast at 205

Posted on February 18, 2013, 02:04 PM by Mike Drahota
> Cool 29
|
> Poor 5

Speaking at last weekend's UFC on FX 7, Dana White addressed one of the most talented fighters who's never fought in the Octagon in Daniel Cormier. Cormier, who faces Frank Mir on April 20th, has been rumored to make the drop to Light Heavyweight in order to avoid a potential title clash with friend and teammate Cain Velasquez. White spoke up with the following (via 5th Round):

“I want [Cormier] wherever he wants to be,” White expressed over the weekend. “I just think that’s where he’s going to end up. The relationship with Cain, he’s Cain’s wrestling coach. I think that’s what they’re going to have to do. They’re going to have him go to 205 [pounds].
“Or who knows? Maybe they will fight. Maybe they’ll say, ‘We’re pros, here. We can fight.’ I don’t think so, but I’m just saying maybe.”

“I want [Cormier] wherever he wants to be. I just think that’s where he’s going to end up. The relationship with Cain, he’s Cain’s wrestling coach. I think that’s what they’re going to have to do. They’re going to have him go to 205."

“Or who knows? Maybe they will fight. Maybe they’ll say, ‘We’re pros, here. We can fight.’ I don’t think so, but I’m just saying maybe.”

“I think he’s awesome. But at 205, I think he’d be a beast.”

Cormier has been one of the fastest-rising Heavyweights recently, having destroyed Bigfoot Silva, the current UFC Heavyweight title challenger. He then went on to handily outclass the highly experienced Josh Barnett to win the Strikeforce World Heavyweight Grand Prix. Last seen dismantling the much lesser-known Dion Staring at Srikeforce's last show ever, Cormier stated his intentions to beatchampion Jon Jones after his TKO win.

But Cormier has also been linked with health problems from his massive amount of weight cuts as a collegiate and Olympic wrestler. He may want to dodge fighting Velasquez at all costs, but is it worth the potential high price of his health?


Comments

REGISTER OR LOG IN TO POST COMMENTS AND BECOME AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY
  • enjoylife321
    Cool
    7
    Sharp | 1
    Funny | 0
    Weak | 0

    As sinister as it sounds, the only thing Cormier can hope for is that his training partner Cain gets beaten so he can step up and get a title shot....Thats assuming they are not prepared to fight eachother.

    Reply 1 year ago
  • nochoice
    Weak
    5
    Cool | 4
    Sharp | 2
    Funny | 0

    Hope to see Cain vs Cormier, c'mon i would want to know who's better, me or my friend, oh wait, and you're gettting a big pay day! Why wouldn't they bring it on, at least no one is getting hit after the bel or get 1 to many!
    Cormier is at this moment a true HW contender, i don't won't to see him at 205, it's gonna change things.
    He's a beast now, let's see where the beast can go at HW!

    Reply 1 year ago
  • Baby Ads
    Cool
    8
    Funny | 0
    Weak | 0
    Sharp | 0

    but cormier is a fat dude, if he wants to be at 205, he'll get sick.

    Reply 1 year ago
  • kungfurule
    Sharp
    26
    Cool | 1
    Funny | 1
    Weak | 0

    honestly I think Cain could make 205 easier, now Cain Vs Jones would be fun

    Reply 1 year ago
  • i-train-ufc
    Cool
    7
    Weak | 1
    Funny | 0
    Sharp | 0

    cain is the hw champion and i dont think he will lose anytime soon so why would he want too go down to 205

    Reply 1 year ago
  • Baby Ads
    Cool
    3
    Funny | 0
    Weak | 0
    Sharp | 0

    at 245 pounds, its a real joke. i think mirco could make a weight cut at 205.

    Reply 1 year ago
  • Bryan Fontez
    Sharp
    4
    Weak | 1
    Cool | 1
    Funny | 0

    While I agree, I think Cain COULD make 205.

    Reply 1 year ago
  • HATEOCRACY
    Funny
    7
    Weak | 6
    Cool | 0
    Sharp | 0

    Watch all the Bone haters jump on DC balls like he got the cure for genital warts.

    Reply 1 year ago
  • Entity
    Cool
    Weak
    Sharp
    Funny

    Is that all you thought of was that?...Haters and ball warts? dude!

    Reply 1 year ago
  • Entity
    Cool
    Weak
    Sharp
    Funny

    I still laughed tho 8P

    Reply 1 year ago
  • Camelux3000
    Weak
    4
    Sharp | 2
    Funny | 0
    Cool | 0

    Cain is a small heavyweight, just like a prime Fedor was
    I agree with KungFu, i believe Cain should drop to 205 and claim the belt there as well.
    He would be only the 3rd person in Ufc history who would have accomplished that

    Reply 1 year ago