While Daniel Cormier’s dance card has Brock Lesnar written on it, the two division UFC champion told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest that he will fulfill his obligations as light heavyweight champion.
“For me to go back down, it’s going to be difficult to defend this belt,” Cormier said of cutting weight back to 205 pounds, on a recent episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. “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.”
Cormier, who is set to retire next year on his 40th birthday, knew that winning the heavyweight title cemented his legacy as one of the greatest fighters of all time, and knew that he needed to try before his career ends.
“I’m 39 years old, so for a long time, I thought about being remembered as one of the greats,” Cormier said. “And by doing this, I’m always gonna be remembered as my career ends.
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