Cormier Considers Move to 205 lbs. to Avoid Velasquez Fight

Cormier might move down a weight class if his friend Cain Velasquez wins the UFC Championship

It’s well known that top Strikeforce Heavyweight Daniel Cormier and elite UFC Heavyweight Cain Velasquez are very close friends outside the cage. In a recent interview with, Cormier discussed his move to the UFC and his desire to fight Jon Jones for the Light Heavyweight championship if Cain defeats Junior Dos Santos in their rematch.

“I’m not saying that’s what I want to do (move to light heavyweight) right now,” Cormier told “A lot depends on what happens between Cain and (current UFC heavyweight champion) Junior dos Santos. “

Dropping to 205 pounds “is a potential plan B if Cain becomes champion again, which I think he will,” Cormier said. “Imagine that: Me and Jones standing across the cage from one another. That would be crazy because you know I’m putting him on his back.”

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