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

Morning Report: 'Thankful' for title shot, Alexander Gustafsson sees 'tons' of ways to beat Daniel Cormier

  • 28 days ago
  • 37 views

Procrastinating over having his shame tattooed into his arm over his January loss to Anthony Johnson, Alexander Gustafsson isn't rethinking his method for record keeping. Gustafsson has a good portio read news >>

Tweet of the Day: Malki Kawa slams Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson

  • 28 days ago
  • 359 views

Jon Jones manager, Malki Kawa ridicules the Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson light-heavyweight title fight. Yesterday, the UFC announced that Daniel Cormier's first light-heavyweight title def read news >>

Chael Sonnen shoots down MMA return, feels inspired by Daniel Cormier

  • 28 days ago
  • 51 views

Retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen was inspired by fellow wrestler Daniel Cormier's title win at UFC 187, but says a return to MMA isn't likely for himself. Despite being retired from MMA, former multi read news >>

Daniel Cormier vs Alexander Gustafsson UFC title fight in the works, according to Dana White

  • 29 days ago
  • 15 views

The first challenger for newly-crowned UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Cormier, was announced on Wednesday night (June 3, 2015). And it's not Ryan Bader, who many expected. Despite his four-fi read news >>

VIDEO: Will UFC’s Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta Stay Off the Hot Sauce?

  • 29 days ago
  • 5 views

The UFC intro'd it's new anti-doping policy. And who is the media worried about testing? UFC president Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, that's who. read news >>

Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold, Daniel Cormier vs. Alex Gustafsson Announced

  • 29 days ago
  • 19 views

MMA fans are in for an exciting stretch as UFC President Dana White announced two huge upcoming bouts with title implications Wednesday night. According to UFC Tonight, Luke Rockhold will get a shot read news >>

Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson headlines UFC 191 on September 5th

  • 29 days ago
  • 37 views

The UFC is bypassing Ryan Bader and instead awarding the next light heavyweight title shot to Alexander Gustafsson against new champion Daniel Cormier. It looks like UFC light heavyweight champion Da read news >>

New UFC Champ Daniel Cormier to Defend Title Against Alexander Gustafsson

  • 29 days ago
  • 18 views

Daniel Cormier will defense his new UFC light heavyweight belt against Alexander Gustafsson, Dana White said on Wednesday. read news >>

Dana White: UFC 'looking at' Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson for 205-pound title

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC 187 post-fight confrontation between Daniel Cormier and Ryan Bader seemed to have all the juice to set up a future light heavyweight championship fight. It appears now that may not be the cas read news >>

Dana White: Daniel Cormier likely to defend title against Alexander Gustafsson

  • 29 days ago
  • 5 views

The moment Daniel Cormier strapped the UFC light heavyweight title around his waist, the speculation started on who would be the first challenger to his championship. Most want to see Cormier rematch read news >>