Daniel Cormier and the UFC's Light Heavyweight Division: Where Does He Rank?

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Daniel Cormier and the UFC's Light Heavyweight Division: Where Does He Rank?
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Former Olympian, and now undefeated mixed martial arts fighter, Daniel Cormier staked his claim as a top heavyweight championship contender with his win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC on Fox 7.

However, even though Cormier is the UFC’s current No. 2 heavyweight contender, and would most likely see a title shot sooner rather than later, the Louisiana native has chosen to relinquish his status as a top heavyweight fighter. As a result of his friendship with Cain Velasquez, Cormier has chosen to drop down to the light heavyweight division, therefore avoiding the possibility of competing for the title against the current heavyweight champion.

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