Former UFC fighter and current nutrition consultant to the stars Mike Dolce has worked with many fighters to drop weight, including Daniel Cormier. Cormier, of course, became the number one UFC heavyweight contender but decided instead to drop down to the light heavyweight division and avoid fighting his friend and teammate, champion Cain Velasquez.
To help him get down in weight, Cormier brought in Dolce, and the former Olympian has looked great in winning his first two bouts at light heavyweight. In a recent interview, Dolce said that Cormier's new and healthier lifestyle would allow him to safely and effectively go even lower in weight, should the fighter choose.
“If think if he keeps living the lifestyle that he keeps now, takes more of my advice, a closer approach with me to help him modify that, if he wants to, he’ll be able to weigh in at 185 to compete very close to what he competes at as a light heavyweight,” he said in a recent interview.
“He would gain strength, he would gain speed, and he would gain durability. Look at the photos of him when he weighed in at 205. Look at that body, and you can see he’s not nearly as ripped as he could be. Where you don’t see the definition, all that is additional weight that’s non-functional. So we can get rid of that, get him very close, and that’s even before the dehydration sets in.”
Dolce later took to the UG forum to clarify that Cormier is capable at winning titles at heavyweight and light heavyweight if he wanted, but that he could also do it at 185, over time, if he wanted to. Would you want to see Cormier fight at middleweight?
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