Daniel Cormier no longer UFC light heavyweight champion after relinquishing the belt


 

News coming from the guys over at ESPN is that the double weight champ Daniel Cormier has relinquished his 205 pound world title.

Yes the belt would eventually have been taken off him once Jon Jones & Alexander Gustafsson fight at UFC 232.   Talking with ESPN he DC stated:

“Today I am going to relinquish the UFC light heavyweight title,” Cormier wrote in an exclusive statement to ESPN. “I am not going to be stripped of the belt that I’ve defended with my all for three and a half years. Being stripped of a title suggests you’ve done something wrong, and I haven’t.

“I’d rather walk away this way, with my head held high as it always has been, than have the history books say I was stripped. I’ve defended this title this year. I was approached with the idea of fighting at heavyweight, so I took it. I fought three times in 2018. No champion has been more active than me. I am the fighter of the year. My story and my legacy will not include me being stripped of a title. They can have it”

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