Yoel Romero to challenge Daniel Cormier at Light Heavyweight
Daniel Cormier, UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion has set the stage for an upcoming fight with Brock Lesnar in 2019. However, after Yoel Romero’s move to light heavyweight, he called down for a UFC light heavyweight title shot with DC at UFC 230 on the 3rd of November in New York via Twitter.
Romero’s tweet has made the fans curious whether Cormier will accept the challenge or not.
DC was interviewed by hosts Kenny Florian and Michael Bisping and was asked about “Soldier of God” Romero during an appearance at FS1’s “UFC Tonight”. In response to Romero’s request, he said:
“Here’s the deal: I never wrestled Yoel Romero, but in wrestling, he probably would have served me up. He’s one of the great wrestlers of all-time. But, you don’t fail a class and then get moved up a grade to the next one.”
“Soldier of God” Romero in response to his challenge with another champion, DC.
41-year old Romero is open to moving up and eyeing a title fight against the 39-year old Cormier, the light heavyweight champion, at UFC 230 in New York City.
“Why not?” Romero asked in his media scrum said of fighting Daniel Cormier. “That’s my job and a job for [UFC president] Dana [White], too. [Cormier and I] have a good relationship for a long time. It’s like in wrestling. I can wrestle with him, it’s no problem. I can wrestle with him and after that I go eat lunch or something with him. Why not?”
Will Cormier still defend his light heavyweight title?
“Chael Sonnen did that one time, but I don’t know what was going on. Chael has a way of doing that. Let’s just say that,” Cormier said after being reminded about Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva middleweight fight that was immediately granted a 205-pound title shot against then-champ Jon Jones. The double champion pointed out that, when it comes to that situation, Sonnen is the exception, not the rule.
Despite that, Daniel Cormier still plans to defend his light heavyweight title, and it remains to be seen who could truly lure his interest.
“I don’t want them to take one of these belts,” Cormier said. “So I will defend it. I will defend the light heavyweight title if the right fight presents itself.”
Will you look forward to this fight? Cormier vs Romero would be such an interesting fight, wouldn’t it? DC vs Soldier of God sounds exciting!