"Daniel can be a world champion at heavyweight, but also at light heavyweight, 205," said Dolce in a recent interview. "Unfortunately I was not working with him when he was training and competing in the Olympics. If I was, he would have made weight, had no problem, been healthy and he probably would have been an Olympic gold medalist."
Cormier suffered kidney failure during a dangerous weight cut at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Dolce says that wouldn't have happened if he had worked with him.
"I was speaking to Daniel and we went over the entire situation and again I saw the flaws in their methods," Dolce tells Fight Hype. "According to his training and what his body weight is right now, we make the adjustments that I know that I have in my arsenal and I think 205 will be easy for Daniel to where I don't know anybody in the world that would be able to stand up to him and compete against him in the wight class."
Dolce went on to say that other fighters have cut 30-40 pounds under his system, so Cormier should have no problem getting down to 205 pounds.
"Johny Hendricks is 210lbs," Dolce said. "He makes welterweight easily. He's the No. 1 welterweight contender in the world right now. He's 210lbs. He's heavier than Hector Lombard is and he makes 170lbs no problem. With Daniel, it's the same thing. Johny's cutting 40lbs to make 170lbs where Daniel walks around at 240lbs. Easy. When Rampage was fighting at 205lbs, Rampage was weighting 250-260lbs."
Cormier is coming off a win over Roy Nelson in the UFC's heavyweight division, but many fight fans believe he belongs in the light heavyweight class.