daniel-cormier-25.jpgDaniel Cormier‘s decision to either stay at heavyweight or make the move down to light heavyweight could come as soon as this week.

Cormier (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), a former Strikeforce fighter, made a successful UFC debut this past weekend with a win over ex-heavyweight champ Frank Mir (16-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) at UFC on FOX 7. But even before the co-main-event win, Cormier talked about a potential move down to 205 pounds.

While a guest host on FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight” on Tuesday, Cormier suggested the decision could come soon. As he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) after the win, he plans to meet with UFC executives and his management team to make a group decision. Now the meeting could come soon.

“I have a call into the boss on Thursday, and we’ll see what happens,” he said on Tuesday.

Cormier, who suffered a near-tragic weight cut during his Olympic wrestling days, admits he’s still not sure what he prefers. However, he sees attractive options in both weight classes, though a move down to light heavyweight likely wouldn’t be completed until late 2013.

“Big fights – big fights are what I’m interested in,” he said. “Whether it be at heavyweight or whether it be at 205, it doesn’t matter. I’m going to get with my team this week, and we’re going to make a decision.”

Cormier’s primary training partner, Cain Velasquez, currently holds the UFC’s heavyweight title. Velasquez fights Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva next month at UFC 160, and that could contribute to Cormier’s decision.

If Cormier does make the plunge, he said he doesn’t necessarily want an immediate light-heavyweight title shot and instead would like to face a fellow contender first.

For more on the promotion’s upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Titan FC 43's Caio Rocha expects to stay unbeaten, end up in UFC sooner or later

  • a day ago
  • 2 views

Caio Rocha has a couple goals. The first is due on Friday night when he meets Michel Quinones at Titan FC 43.Filed under: News read news >>

BJ Penn’s Coach: ‘I’m Very Supportive of BJ Retiring’ | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 9 views

Former two-division UFC champ BJ Penn came out of retirement to fight rising star Yair Rodriguez, but is it time he call it quits for good? read news >>

Hometown favorite Manuwa set to face Anderson in London

  • 2 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC® have added four more explosive bouts to the card set for The O2 in London on Saturday, March 18. Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® LONDON will go on general sale on Friday, January 27 and are read news >>

Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET): UFC featherweight and ex-Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez

  • a day ago
  • 2 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guest Gilbert Melendez.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>

Four Bouts Announced for UFC London | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 12 views

UFC has added four more explosive bouts to the card set for The O2 in London. read news >>

Gegard Mousasi heads to Chris Weidman's New York turf for UFC 210 fight in Buffalo

  • a day ago
  • 7 views

Gegard Mousasi thought he knew the likeliest scenario for his next assignment, and he was right. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Alberto Del Rio says Combate Americas will supersede UFC in Mexico by end of 2017

  • a day ago
  • 4 views

Alberto Del Rio knows that Combate Americas is a long way from competing with the UFC on a global level. However, he thinks small battles can be won over the world’s leading MMA organization in the c read news >>

Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi Meet at UFC 210 | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 16 views

Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman will face Gegard Mousasi at UFC 210. read news >>

Tyron Woodley Breaks Down Welterweight Threats (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 3 views

Tyron Woodley talked about the welterweight fighters that he focuses on as threats to his UFC welterweight championship. read news >>

UFC 209 Intense Face-Offs: Woodley vs. Thompson and Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 72 views

UFC 209's big four fighters met at a media day in Las Vegas on Thursday, where the staredowns got a little intense. read news >>