Daniel Cormier has let the world know his next trip inside the Octagon will be as a light heavyweight. Already ranked as a title contender in the heavyweight division, it might remain the same for Cormier’s debut in a lighter weight class.
For his first fight, Cormier’s name has been thrown around with former No. 1 contender Alexander Gustafsson. The only issue for Cormier is that the UFC wants to put Gustafsson on a European card for early 2014. The travel would be too much for Cormier to handle in his first attempt to make 205 pounds.
“I don’t want to be making my first weight cut down to 205 overseas,” said Cormier on UFC Tonight. “I know what I’m going to need, I want to find saunas here in the United States and all the food that I’m comfortable with in order to make the weight.”
Cormier remained undefeated with his second UFC win against Roy Nelson. The former Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix champion defeated former UFC champion Frank Mir earlier in the year.
Gustafsson was told by UFC president Dana White another strong appearance and he would be right back in the title picture.