Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Cormier could have heard the exact words he needed to make a career change.

Cormier, who has competed at heavyweight throughout his MMA career, is pondering a move to 205 pounds.

Well, UFC president Dana White made it known earlier this week that “DC” could jump to the front of the pack in the division if he decides to drop.

“I actually prefer him at (light heavyweight),” White said. “He beat Josh Barnett. That’s a big deal. He could drop to 205 and get a shot at the title, in my opinion, day one.”

Cormier (12-0) earned a decision victory over former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir earlier this month in his debut with the UFC. While on “UFC Tonight” recently, the former Olympian stated his desire for “big fights” regardless of the weight class.