Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
Life&Culture | By Mildred Hamilton

Daniel Cormier retains UFC heavyweight title and calls out Lesnar again

Daniel Cormier retains UFC heavyweight title and calls out Lesnar again

After defeating Derrick Lewis via second-round submission in last night's UFC 230 main event, Daniel Cormier revealed that he had injured his back that same morning and was nearly forced to pullout of the contest.

Brock Lesnar and Daniel Cormier are 2 guys who seem destined to fight in the UFC at this point.

Cormier (21-1, 1 no-contest) fights for now as both the UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champ, though his days as a dual champion are numbered no matter the outcome against Lewis. The challenger powered his way to his feet, but the champion stayed sticky and twisted Lewis to the canvas again with another easy single, once again taking up residency in half guard.

Daniel Cormier has been in the minds of pro wrestling fans ever since he and Brock Lesnar had the confrontation inside the Octagon at UFC 226.

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Daniel Cormier made certain it played out as most expected. "If Daniel Cormier wants to come back down to light heavyweight, he'll challenge one of the contenders for my belt".

Cormier draped himself in two title belts, history-making bling that cemented the 39-year-old as one of the greats in the mixed martial arts game.

"Brock Lesnar, when you come, bring that brand new WWE title, I feel like becoming a WWE champion too", he said.

Quickly passing his opponent's defense, Cormier took the back and immediately locked up a rear naked choke and within a split second it was clear that Lewis wasn't breaking free. "I just like to have a good time and I like to make people laugh".

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Cormier, who accepted this fight on just three weeks' notice, is now 15-0 in his career as a heavyweight fighter.

He just needs one punch, and even if we've said that before all-too-recently, that doesn't mean it's impossible.

For former middleweight king Weidman, 34, it's a further step back after he was looking to build on his win last time out against Gastelum, but now slips to 14-4 overall.

UFC President Dana White recently stated that he had no problems with Lesnar bring the WWE Universal Championship with him to the octagon, although he didn't believe that was something Vince McMahon would allow.

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To open the pay-per-view portion of the card, New Zealand's Israel Adesanya put on a clinical performance in knocking out Derek Brunson in the first round.

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