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Daniel Cormier plans to stay at heavyweight for now

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04:41 PM ET 05.06 | Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier made his immediate impact felt in the UFC when he dominated former champion Frank Mir to improve his unbeaten record. While Cormier has yet to drop a match at heavyweight, there was a belief that he would drop to 205 pounds to make a run while his good friend and teammate Cain Velasquez continued to be the king at heavyweight. However, an immediate move to light-heavyweight doesn't seem to be in the cards for Cormier. Cormier announced that he will be staying at heavyweight for the near future.

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May 7, 2013  08:05 AM ET

he'll stay at HW until he has a performance that actually merits some attention, THEN, when the LHW picture has cleared up and Jones' toe has healed, he'll drop down for a LHW title shot. If Jones takes a couple of months to heal and get back to training, there is perhaps the winner of Machida vs Gustaffson...so, in a year, when that has happened, Cormier should have been able to have the chances to prove himself worthy of a title shot at HW or LHW, IF he is worthy...after seeing such a pathetic performance against Mir, I don't have high expectations of Cormier in UFC...winning the SF tourney as a replacement was a fluke...

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