The light heavyweight division in the UFC wasn’t the most loaded divisions in the UFC, however Daniel Cormier becoming a two division champion has rendered the division wide open.
DC has made it very clear that he will only have one more scrap at light heavyweight and even that was thrown into uncertainty when it was revealed that he was facing an injury.
Rising contender Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith convincingly defeated Shogun Rua at UFC Hamburg, with whom Cormier has expressed hi desire of fighting, contingent that he’d won at Hamburg.
Smith shared his thoughts on DC’s current situation with MMA Fighting
The top of the division is a disaster right now. ‘Shogun’ was supposed to be next and now he’s not. No one knows what’s going on with Cormier. I think that that’s the first step, we need to figure out if Cormier’s staying or going. I’ve said this before, I think that Daniel is an honorable man and it wouldn’t be a very honorable thing to do to hold up the division. He knows right now. You guys could ask him 100 times and he won’t tell you, but he knows if he’s coming back down or not, and I think that he needs to make that public so we can figure out what we’re all doing.
Smith called out the deserving no. 1 contender Gustafsson after the fight, who was left opponent-less after Oezdemir pulled out of their scheduled fight at UFC 227, citing a minor injury.
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