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SUPERFIGHT ALERT: Daniel Cormier Will Now Be Moving Up A Weight Division And Challenging Stipe Miocic For The UFC Heavyweight Championship

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(lol sorry about that bad photoshop I’m at a train station blogging this and it’s all I could find)

MMAFighting- For the first time in the history of The Ultimate Fighter, two current champions, in two different weight classes, will serve as head coaches and also fight at season’s end. The UFC has tapped heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier as the next head coaches of the reality show, the UFC announced Friday. Filming is scheduled to commence next week.

Following the conclusion of the show, the duo are scheduled to fight at UFC 226 on July 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for Miocic’s heavyweight title. Should he win, Cormier would become just the second fighter in UFC history to be a champion in two different weight classes at the same time, and the fifth fighter in total to be a two-division UFC champion.

WOWWWWW. What a fucking fight! Daniel Cormier will move back up to Heavyweight (where he’s fought 13 times in the past) and challenge Stipe Miocic for the title, as many speculated after UFC 220. Some will complain that a superfight of this stature will put both divisions on hold, but honestly, what would you do to prevent that? Give title shots to undeserving fighters just to keep the champions active? Alexander Gustafsson is the only Light Heavyweight I’d like to see across the cage from DC, and Cain Velasquez is the only Heavyweight I’d like to see against Stipe. Both of them are working through injuries right now, so fuck it. Let’s have some fuckin’ fun. We’re mixing weights, we’re moving up, we’re going down, we just want violence at the highest level and that’s what we’re getting with this.

I like the addition of them at TUG coaches as well, as they’ll definitely make me (and many others) once again pay attention to that show. DC is as classy a personality the sport has ever seen, and Stipe will get a chance to show fans what he’s made of in that department. From my time spent with him, he was nothing but a kind, grateful dude. I hope people become invested in him because of that, as he should be a much bigger draw than he is. There will obviously be more on this as it develops and unfolds over the next few months, but for now, just look up at the sky and thank the MMA gods for allowing this to happen.