Teixeira: Cormier Should Keep One Title, Vacate The Other

Glover Teixeira is not too keen on double UFC champion Daniel Cormier keeping his UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight titles for the time being.

Teixeira is fighting Corey Anderson at UFC Hamburg, but told MMA Fighting that he would love to fight for the UFC heavyweight title, even as early as September when UFC returns to Brazil for a card in Sao Paulo. Teixeira even suggested a light heavyweight title fight against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Sao Paulo but only if Cormier decides to vacate his light heavyweight title.

“We can do that in Brazil, in Sao Paulo. Make it for a belt, brother,” Teixeira said. “Cormier has to make a decision if he will defend the heavyweight belt or the light heavyweight belt and leave one for us. He’s asking for a lot. Okay, you won both, congratulations, you’re f***ing awesome, but you can only keep one. Share the bread, man.”

Cormier is rumored to be defending his UFC heavyweight title against former champion Brock Lesnar in 2019 with the possibility of his light heavyweight title not being defended until then. Teixeira is not too happy with Cormier keeping both belts and said Cormier shouldn’t be allowed to defend one title and hold the other title hostage.

“Everybody wants to know [if Cormier will return to light heavyweight]. We need to know that,” Teixeira said.

“Everybody is waiting for that, if he comes back or stays at heavyweight. You can’t eat the entire cake alone. That’s the truth.”

Original Story: MMA Fighting


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