"I, ugh, I, ugh, I was a heavyweight a long time and I left the division", Cormier (21-1) said. But when they stepped on the scales Friday morning, Cormier (246 pounds) actually outweighed Miocic (242 1/2). Cormier and Lesnar are expected to battle for the UFC heavyweight title sometime before the year is out. He has an impeccable resume, both earlier in his career as a heavyweight and now as the light heavyweight champion, against everyone not named Jon Jones.
Cormier's weight jump was only the 3rd "Superfight" in UFC history, the first two were fights that shifted the MMA landscape dramatically: GSP vs BJ Penn in 2009, and Conor McGregor's most recent fight in the sport. It's exactly what he did against Oezdemir, a devastating puncher like Miocic, until he was able to get the fight to the floor where the former Olympic wrestler lives and breathes. Despite Cormier being a vocal critic of fighters who test positive for banned substances, he's willing to give Brock Lesnar a pass.
"I never thought I'd get to fight him".
The heavyweight title is on the line and below we discuss why the oddsmakers have it all wrong as Daniel Cormier is poised to capture his second divisional crown. Cormier swarmed, the referee had no choice but to stop the fight.
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Cormier is at least 5 inches shorter than the 6-foot-4 Miocic, who has a whopping 8-inch reach advantage. The fight must take place in 2018 for the wagers to pay out.
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