In just a few weeks, one of the biggest prospects in the UFC will take on a former champion in Rashad Evans. That prospect is former heavyweight Daniel Cormier.
Cormier (13-0) is still undefeated since joining the UFC in defeating divisional gatekeepers in Frank Mir and Roy Nelson. His fight against Evans will be his toughest fight for sure, especially in a new division.
Based on a photo put out by the UFC Tonight Twitter account, he is getting down to size for his bout at UFC 170.
— UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) February 5, 2014
Nelson never looked to be in particularly good shape in his heavyweight bouts but he always proved that it was just aesthetics in not only winning in the UFC but also defeating Josh Barnett in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finals.
The last time Cormier attempted to cut down to such a light weight was in wrestling during the 2008 Olympic games. Cormier strict regimen to make weight led to him to destroy his own kidneys. He was diagnosed with kidney failure after the weight cut caused him to throw up with severe cramps after the weigh-in.
This forced him to sit out from training for quite some time so the seemingly healthy weight cut is a great sign.
UFC 170 takes place on February 22nd from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cormier will fight Evans in the co-main event. The main event is a women’s bantamweight title bout between Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann.
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