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Would Another Division Change Make Daniel Cormier One of the Best Ever?

In just under seven years Daniel Cormier has made his mark as one of the very best fighters of the last decade. However, there is a feeling among fans, analysts and even Cormier himself, that a win over Jon Jones would forever solidify his legacy in the sport. Yet with Jones now possibly being absent  for up to two years after a doping violation, where does the UFC light heavyweight champion go to lay claim to being one of the best fighters of all-time? Would a super-fight championship win at heavyweight be the landmark moment needed for Cormier to achieve his goal?

“DC” has a record of 5-1 during his stint as a light heavyweight in the UFC. His lone loss in the division, and in his career, came in January of 2015 to the former champion and erstwhile pound-for-pound kingpin Jon Jones. With that victory Jones maintained his place at the top of the sport. Cormier looked to be in a position where he would have to work his way back up. And at 36-years-old, the opportunities to strengthen his case as an all-time great were disappearing.

To read the rest of my piece, head on over to lastwordonsports.com

Freebie Fight Watch – UFC 182: Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier

A frustrating night as a Daniel Cormier fan. But still a fascinating view with the rematch coming up at the end of April.

Full Ratings Revealed for ‘EA Sports UFC 2’

easports.comThe complete list of fighter ratings for the upcoming EA Sports UFC 2 have been released. Since Jon Jones is universally considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport, it is no surprise that he has the highest overall rating at 95. Following close behind is his hated rival, and current light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier at a rating of 94.

However, “Bones” is not the only man with that hefty 95 rating. Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson shares the top spot, and deservedly so.

Several fighters share that second highest rating with Daniel Cormier. They are Conor McGregor (at featherweight), Rafael Dos Anjos and retired welterweight superstar Georges St. Pierre.

Other ratings of note are Anderson Silva’s fall to 90. After being the highest rated fighter at middleweight since the series’ inception. New addition, and Japanese MMA legend, Kazushi Sakaraba’s highest rating is 89. Since he is featured in three weight classes because, well, he’s awesome. Not to be outdone, “Iron” Mike Tyson has also entered the fray this year with an older and younger version of the pugilist. Unfortunately, his ratings are not listed just yet.

For the full list of fighters and their ratings, for the March 15th release, head over to easports.com.