May 24, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Daniel Cormier answers questions before the UFC 160 weigh-ins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Cormier Hopes to Fight at 205 By End of Year

UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier is undefeated and one of the top fighters in his weight class. However, with his teammate and good friend sitting as the heavyweight champion, a move to 205-pounds is in the future for Cormier and he is starting to make the transition down to light-heavyweight. When the time is right, hopefully by the end of the year, Cormier will be ready to make his 205 debut.

“The truth of the matter is when I am (moving to 205 pounds) now,” Cormier told a media scrum, according to MMA Weekly. “It’s not when I do, if I am. It’s a matter of getting down there and doing it in the correct way.”

While Cormier is making the transition down to 205-pounds, he still wants to stay as active as possible.

Cormier could just focus on cutting the weight as he transitions down to his new fighting weight, but that would result in losing time inside of the octagon. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, the former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion wants to continue fighting.

“I wanna fight because I don’t want to sit on the shelf,” Cormier said. “I went through 18 months with one fight after I fought Bigfoot (Silva) and broke my hand. I don’t want to be inactive.

“I’ve only been fighting for so long, and I lost a year with the broken hand injury.”

The problem with fighting out of the heavyweight division is that Cormier will want to face a top level contender in the division. Currently, all of those guys are scheduled to fight. The earliest opportunity for Cormier to get a top notch opponent would be if he was to face off against the winner of this weekend’s match up between Antonio Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum.

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