Daniel Cormier Reveals Reason He Could Move Up In Weight

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One UFC champion could be making a move to a different weight class and that is UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

Cormier, who is set to turn 39 in March, is willing to at least entertain the idea of moving back up to heavyweight to win another UFC title.

However, if he does end up making this change then it needs to happen soon as age is not on his side.

“DC” needs to first focus on his next challenger and it’s not going to be an easy fight as he is set to put his light heavyweight title on the line when he steps inside the Octagon against hard-hitting prospect Volkan Oezdemir in the co-main event of UFC 220.

In the main event, the heavyweight title will be on the line when Stipe Miocic attempts to retain his title against Francis Ngannou.

Cormier went on record in a recent interview that if he were to make a weight class change then he would need him and his team to come up with a solid plan in order to compete with the world-class athletes who are in the heavyweight division.

“I’m not going in there to lose and say I gave it my best shot,” Cormier told MMA Junkie. “If I go in there with Miocic or Ngannou, I’m going to win. That’s just who I am. So that would just be me and my team really coming up with a solid plan on how I’m going to get up to a healthy, strong, 235, 240 pounds to go and fight those dudes.”

UFC 220 is set to take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

The main card will air on pay-per-view while the preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

  • Draven

    Cain Velasquez is no longer the champion so he’d be a good addition to the heavyweight division. It’s also a good reason to watch him get his butt kicked by the big boys!

    • OneFootFriendly

      I think it would be a chance for a mighty fine feather in his cap.
      If he could get the HW belt too he could call it a career like that and retire healthy as an all time great.

      He already is but even greater.

      Jon never did that.

      • Ehsan T

        Agreed!

        • buddy

          the account above Ehsan is a white nationalist troll account

          • Draven

            sure sure, keep being in denial all u like. I prefer to be a realist.

      • Draven

        DC never defeated the champ for either of his belts. There’s nothing great about his career.

        • michaelchimique

          there was no champion you dumbsh!t. Jones got stripped for being a complete screw up. the ufc put the belt on the line between Rumble and DC and DC came out on top. get over it. oh, and Jones didn’t beat DC for the belt. he got caught cheating which erases the victory because you can’t cheat your way to a win. get out of your delusional world.

          • Draven

            yeah eight title defences and there was no champion? delusional idiot you are. and he KOed DC for the belt nimrod. We both saw it and so did the rest of the world but that didn’t stop dc from crying like a little school girl and still admitting he lost the fight to this day.

            even gustafsson recently admitted that jones is the champion and not crybaby cormier.

          • michaelchimique

            blah blah blah. he was STRIPPED of the title you freaking moron. the only delusion is you believing he was still the champion. he got popped for steroids and again had the belt taken. Cormier is the true champion because he earned the belt without enhancements. you’re a f^cking toolbag

          • Draven

            Cormier didn’t beat the champion. He was handed the belt again after being KTFO and concussed. It’s fools like you who live in a fairytale land who think he’s the champion when nobody thinks he’s the champ. You’re an idiot!

          • michaelchimique

            here in reality, which is something your dumb ass doesn’t seem to understand. the UFC STRIPPED JONES OF THE TITLE. he was not the champion. DC EARNED THE BELT. be in denial all you want but here in the real world DC is the rightful champ. you are a freaking idiot

          • Draven

            Oh he was not the champion was he? Did cormier just trip over, lay down for a few minutes then get up and have a crybaby moment about it?!? No he got ktfo by the guy who was his kryptonite who also took his title. That’s what I saw, so did you and the rest of the world. Deny it all u like but guess what, IT HAPPENED!

            So how did DC “deserve” a title that was handed to him after he got ktfo? this so called rightful champ never, EVER beat jones for the title. NEVER!

          • michaelchimique

            Jones accomplishments all have an asterisk on them because his bitch ass was cheating and finally got caught TWICE after USADA came in the picture. cheaters don’t mean shit

          • Draven

            everybody in mma cheats as do sporting athletes in general.

          • Draven

            And DC’s current reign as champion has an asterisk since nobody believes he’s the real champ as he was KTFO in his last fight.

          • michaelchimique

            the Record books actually mean something. your dumb ass opinion doesn’t mean anything

          • Draven

            the record books also keeps track of a fighter’s accomplishments too, not act like they didn’t happen like you’re doing.

          • michaelchimique

            the win doesn’t fucking count because he got caught cheating. the record books erased it. this is a sport not a street fight you dumb shit. had he not tested positive he’d still have the belt and the win wouldn’t have been overturned. the only person denying the truth is your dumb self. support a cheater all you want but the facts are facts and DC has the belt back because you can’t lose a belt to someone who’s on steroids. get a clue you freaking moron

          • Draven

            you’re obviously a newbie and don’t realise everyone in mma cheats. I didn’t realise you were born yesterday to not notice something that so obvious 🙄

            dc being champion has an asterisk all over it. he got handed the belt when he got KTFO. even critics and dc himself admit he isn’t the real champion. only chumps like you would believe it because you’re too gullible.

          • michaelchimique

            not everyone cheats dumbass. he didn’t get handed the belt you fucking idiot. he was the champion and the challenger took steroids. the win didn’t count for jones. how much of a fucking delusional fuckhead are you. DC never admitted he wasn’t the champ. he’s the champ until someone actually beats him clean. lol chumps like me? no, sorry I live in the real world and here in the real world I follow the facts. facts are DC is the champ and that’s what matters. once again, the history books actually mean something where as your bullshit delusional opinion means less than a pile of shit

          • Draven

            you’re a complete idiot if u think not everyone cheats. I’m talking to a complete brick wall here. cormier was handed the belt twice without beating the champion. he lost the first time to the champ then had a cry about it. then he lost the belt via KO then cried like a little bitch again.

            he ain’t the real champion now. to be the man, you gotta beat the man and dc lost both times to the man, his superior, his kryptonite jon jones.

            dc will never get the respect he deserves because he acts like a crybaby and cannot handle a loss like a man. and he sure as hell never beat a reigning champion for the title.

          • michaelchimique

            you fucking moron. the UFC STRIPPED JONES OF THE TITLE. there was NO CHAMPION. they put the belt on the line between Rumble and DC. you are either trolling or that fucking stupid to be able to ignore the facts. the only little bitch here is you. you’re talking so game from behind a computer and you don’t have half the achievements of DC and never could. he earned everything he got without the use of steroids unlike your little hero Jones. he is the real champion and the record books reflect that. you will fade in time without your opinion meaning a damn thing. the record books will always stand with DC being the champion of the world. live in denial all you want but here in reality until someone beats him clean, the belt sits with Daniel Cormier. accept it or stay in denial either way the real world recognizes him as the champ and that’s all that matters. your little dumbass opinion doesn’t mean anything.

          • Draven

            UFC didn’t immediately strip Jones when he beat Cormier the first time. What fucking world are u living in, nimrod?!? Cormier lost to the champ. And when Cormier defended the belt against someone not named Gus or Johnson, he got KTFO and beat once again by Jon Jones. And then gets the belt handed back to him when he’s not even recognised as the real champ by critics and fighters. Only in denial wankers like you think DC is the champ when he’ll never get the respect he wants because he lost both times to Jones.

          • michaelchimique

            it matters that they stripped him in the first place you fucking idiot. when they stripped him, he was not the champion anymore. you are a fucking moron. he got knocked out by Jones who then tested positive for steroids making the win non existent because you can’t legitimately win the belt from the champion by cheating. you are a fucking idiot because you can’t seem to get it through your head that it’s not how things work. he got the belt back because the fight was deemed invalid due to Jones cheating. get it through your fucking skull that Jones cheated and the win did not count. he gets respect from people who are not idiots like yourself. the important people view him as champion, because he is the champion. you are just an in denial dipshit who can’t accept the truth. Jones cheated and therefor lost his opportunity to be called champ. he was ineligible to win the belt due to steroids. the champ was incapable of losing it to a cheater. accept it and move on

          • Draven

            doesn’t change the fact jones still kicked your boy’s ass twice and made him cry like a little girl on live television. in your delusional mind dc has the belt but to fans, critics and even mma fighters, jones is the real light heavyweight champion. everybody cheats one way or another in mma. not the first time it’s happened in mma and certainly won’t be the last. jones still beats dc 10 times outta 10, steroids or no steroids.

            Now fuck off and die.

    • buddy

      Hey newb did you not see cormier ragdoll josh barnett and knock bigfoot the fuck out? oh no you didnt bc you just started to watch mma in 2012, lol learn before you speak next time thanks

      • Draven

        great he fought guys who were big, slow and passed their primes. let’s see him fight overeem, werdum, ngannou, hunt, jds, miocic if he’s so damn good.