Daniel Cormier hopes to become the UFC light heavyweight champion. That, though, doesn’t mean he feels there is a better fighter out there that could jump right into the 205-pound division and rule.
During a recent episode of “UFC Tonight,” Cormier stated that current middleweight champion Chris Weidman might just be the best from 185-to-205.
“To be the man, you have to beat the man. Weidman did it twice (defeating Anderson Silva),” Cormier said. “I think Weidman’s the best – not only at 185, but could be at 205.”
As for the action match, Cormier broke that down, stating, “Lyoto is the anti-wrestler. Machida has a real sneaky way to keep you from getting him down. This will be a very close fight.
“For Weidman, he needs to keep his front foot on the outside of Machida’s foot – it’s Boxing 101 – whoever has the outside foot leads the dance,” Cormier continued. “He finds his angle and punch, punch, and makes Lyoto reset his feet. Then he can attack the takedown. If he gets the takedown, he’s a great grappler from the top and can control the fight from there.”