UFC President Dana White on Daniel Cormier at 205: ‘He’d Be a Beast’

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However congested the UFC light-heavyweight division may be right now, promotional president Dana White is still hoping to add another top-tier fighter to its ranks.

Daniel Cormier (10-1), a crossover to the UFC from the now-defunct Strikeforce, is that fighter.

“I want him wherever he wants to be,” White said last weekend in London. “I just think that’s where he’s going to end up. The relationship with Cain – he’s Cain’s wrestling coach. I think that’s what they’re going to have to do. They’re going to have him go to 205 (pounds).”

Another circumstance that could see White’s hopes of Cormier dropping a weight class is the imminent clash with Cain Velasquez. The two train together and, should Cormier outdo Frank Mir at UFC on Fox 7 next April, there would be a great likelihood of the two chums facing off.

“I think he’s awesome. But at 205, I think he’d be a beast,” White said.

What do you say, GRACIEMAG.com reader? Do you feel Cormier should stick around at heavyweight, or should he cut down to 205 to threaten Jon Jones’s rule? Share your thoughts with us!

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