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UFC 170 video: Go behind-the-scenes of Daniel Cormier's first cut to light heavyweight

"His dreaded cut to 205 ended up being a piece of cake."

Undefeated Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix champion Daniel Cormier suffered kidney failure in 2008, which cost him a spot at the Olympic games.


Because he was trying to cut too much weight.

So you can imagine his trepidation when faced with the decision to drop to light heavyweight and make a run at the world title, or stay where he was and beat up mid-card talent while his buddy and training partner, Cain Velasquez, wore 265 pounds of gold.

The choice was obvious.

But if "DC" was going to conquer his demons, he was going to do it the right way. What that process entailed has been documented by Esther Lin at MMA Fighting, who shared this video of his preparations to come in at 205 pounds for tonight's (Feb. 22, 2014) UFC 170 co-main event against Patrick Cummins.

To see the complete weigh in results, as well as a "before and after" pic of Cormier in both weight classes, click here and here. For complete UFC 170 results and live play-by-play click here.

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