Having not fought in the heavyweight division since his 2013 victory over Roy Nelson, former Strikeforce heavyweight champ and current UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is set to return to his former fighting home when he faces off with Stipe Miocic this summer.
D.C. has remained unbeaten as a heavyweight, yet he’s notable five years removed from his last fight in the division.
Spending the last five years in the UFC’s light-heavyweight division out of respect for his teammate Cain Velasquez, D.C. will get to enjoy a different kind of training camp this go-round, one that doesn’t involve cutting down to 205 pounds.
But how will D.C. come into fight night, is the question. Will he put on size, or stay the slimmed down version of himself?
In a recent chat with Florian and Anik, D.C. revealed his plans for his fight weight, stating, “I know I’ll be between 230 and 235 at the heaviest. But, you never know how the weight comes down when I start training.”
Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic goes down in the UFC 226 main event on July 7. The pay-per-view broadcast goes down live from the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas.
You can listen to D.C.’s full remarks on his weight, in the video above.