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Dana Commetns on Cormier fight at LHW?

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  1. tuff juice Blue Belt

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    Has he said much of anything about Cormier at LHW vs Johnny Jones, or mentioned how far Cormier is from a title shot, etc? Who should he fight, in yr opinion?

    Cormier is bringing a belt over, even if it's from a higher weight class. He can't be more than one fight from a title shot vs Jones, right? Shields beat Kampmann then got GSP. Then again, Hendo's Pride belts translated into two immediate title shots in each weight class.

    Has Dana talked about Cormier cutting to 205 at all? Surely he's on board with it after he called out Big Country to do the same? Why doesn't Dana like flabbier guys anyway?
     
  2. tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    Well, Cormier would be a much different guy at 205. He wouldn't have the girth that he carries around right now. If the weight loss/cut were hard on him, it's hard to say if he would actually be close to the top of the division or not.
     
  3. Forza Tifosi Gold Belt

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    He will fight Mir at Fox 7.

    Nothing changed besides that.
     
  4. ayiio Black Belt

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    No he's not .
    He's fighting in SF for his last fight there.
     
  5. blingking stoppage

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    Given Cormier kidney problems he's not going to make any public comments #1, #2 DC is a fight away from a HW title shot if he wanted it, hard to tell a man who has been elite his entire life to make drastic changes
     
  6. blingking stoppage

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    The Fox fight is in April and DC has made a tentative challenge to Mir for then. It goes down the drain if he loses this week or if he gets injured of course
     
  7. Natural11 Blue Belt

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    Didn't Cormier almost die from a weight cut at one point? Not so sure 205 is realistic.
     
  8. Forza Tifosi Gold Belt

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    Not my words, his, buddy.
     
  9. violent-1 Blue Belt

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    If DC is a top HW, which he is, top 5 in my opinion, why not move down to fight JJ. JJ is arguably the most gifted guy in sport. DC could derail that train. Lots of people want to see that fight, LOTS.
     
  10. awymore Brown Belt

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    From a business perspective, I think Dana is always going to have more trouble finding top level HWs than he will LHWs, so I don't see why he would encourage a successful HW to move down to LHW.
     
  11. crlkllr Black Belt

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    He'll need to prove he can still cut weight before being given a title shot surely.
     
  12. Brotha Will Blue Belt

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    This^^^ and why any educated/longtime fan of MMA would argue against this is beyond logic
     
  13. cOugAr_LIbRe_85 Brown Belt

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    cutting weight is one thing, dieting down is another. im no Mike Dolce but he looks like he could diet down to within a comfortable weight near to 205 or maybe not cut anything at all.

    i think its crazy that he would risk his health to change a weight class rather than possible fight his training partner, so i dont think he would be at risk
     
  14. SnowBlynd Red Belt

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    I really don't see 205 happening with him
     
  15. boudstyle Blue Belt

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    Cormier isn't bringing a belt over... He won the HW Grand Prix not the HW belt, that one is vacant after SF released Overeem. Just saying...
     
  16. tuff juice Blue Belt

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    thanks thats right totally forgot how that tourney went down, he's bringing a HWGP title, not a belt.
     
  17. jk1234 Banned Banned

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    Jones or Glover would be fun
     
  18. LongTermLurker "Et tu, Brute?" Platinum Member

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    The problem is that one of the people not sure about that match-up is DC (Note: not saying he is scared. He does not want to cut weight). He has backed off his JJ comments basically completely. On Fuel after Cain won the belt he said he will still fight at HW. He went the next step to even leave fighting Cain on the table for the future.
     
  19. tuff juice Blue Belt

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    Now that's what I'm talking about, didn't know that. Black Fedor vs Mexican Fedor would be a matchup of 2 of the Top 3 all time Fedors, without a doubt.
     
  20. Bleedforme** Orange Belt

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    I guess if he cuts off his leg. What's with you people and your delusion that everyone can successfully cut weight and be healthy?

    Herp derp
     

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