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Daniel Cormier doesn’t doubt UFC champ Alex Pereira at heavyweight


Daniel Cormier is completed doubting UFC mild heavyweight champion Alex Pereira.

Cormier marveled on the heights Pereira has reached with out solidified wrestling skill. “Poatan” notched his first title protection when he knocked out Jamahal Hill in Spherical 1 of the UFC 300 headliner and teased a possible transfer to heavyweight sooner or later.

Trying on the higher echelon at heavyweight, Cormier sees Pereira (10-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) going through difficulties with robust grapplers equivalent to interim champion Tom Aspinall. Nonetheless, he wouldn’t be shocked if Pereira discovered success at heavyweight, too.

“He might be profitable at heavyweight,” Cormier instructed MMA Junkie Radio. “I believe he can do no matter he desires. I’m previous betting towards Alex Pereira. I’m previous saying that he can’t do one thing. I believe time and time once more, Alex Pereira has confirmed he can do no matter he desires. Each problem has challenges, and each great point might be laborious.

“Him at heavyweight, there could be some points. However there are nonetheless points at 205. If you get to heavyweight, particularly for him, he could have guys like Tom Aspinall or Curtis Blaydes – guys who actually may cause him some issues with their dimension and their wrestling skill. Nevertheless it’s not unimaginable. To suppose that Alex wouldn’t discover success could be a large mistake.”

Cormier was the primary fighter to efficiently defend two titles as UFC twin champion. Pereira, a former middleweight champion, would have a chance to win a 3rd UFC title if he moved as much as heavyweight – a feat that has by no means been achieved earlier than within the octagon.

“If Alex is usually a man that wins a 3rd belt, that dude higher be within the dialog as biggest of all time,” Cormier stated. “And hell, he’s solely received like (12) fights in his complete profession.”

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