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Cormier (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC), the current UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion, has a remarkable eight championship belts after winning and defending in both weight classes. He’s coming off a defense of his heavyweight strap, which took place at UFC 230 this month when he submitted Derrick Lewis in the second round.
Fighters organizing and displaying their belts in not exactly a new trend in combat sports, but Cormier, 39, has the goods to make it stand out.
“DC” shared a photo of his belt collection on social media today (via Twitter):
Cormier’s photo includes only UFC titles. Absent are his Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix belt and King of the Cage title.
Following his win over Lewis at UFC 230, Cormier is No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA pound-for-pound rankings. He will have the chance to add one more belt when he competes in his retirement fight next year – perhaps against Brock Lesnar at UFC 235 in March.
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