The Superfight: Champions Cormier, Miocic collide at UFC 226

08 Juillet, 2018, 11:08 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Daniel Cormier faces Alexander Gustafsson in 2015

LAS VEGAS - Daniel Cormier is a two-weight UFC champion.

After being announced the victor Cormier called out former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar who entered the octogan and welcomed the challenge. And Dana White has never smiled so big.

Lesnar came out to witness first hand the fight for the UFC heavyweight title between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic.

For Miocic, a victory will extend his championship reign to five fights, the longest of any heavyweight champ in the UFC's history.

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier knocked out Miocic in the first round of Saturday's main event to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship.

Lesnar took a front row seat at T-Mobile Arena next to White before the championship fight between Miocic and Cormier.

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"I was a heavyweight for a long time, and I left the division", Cormier said.

"Listen to DC, there's a guy that I've know for an long time, he's a wrestler, he's an All-American, he's a former UFC champion". Meanwhile, the People's Champion Stipe Miocic has endeared himself to the average Joe by being a throwback to another generation when a professional athlete also held a regular job in the offseason, as does the part-time firefighter. The story is created to make Brock look as if he is actually holding the championship hostage so that whoever ends up facing him will get a babyface reaction when going up against a heel Lesnar.

As the two were pushed away from each other, Cormier told Lesnar "Push me now, you go to sleep later", before pushing Lesnar back.

The United States Anti-Doping Agency suspended Lesnar for one year in January 2017 because of multiple failed drug tests around UFC 200 on July 9, 2016. He is now still under suspension by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). That has tarnished the legacy of Jones and opened the door for Cormier to claim the moral high ground in the debate over the best fighter of all-time. This was the right fight for him, in that, If you think about his career, he steps down from heavyweight to go to light heavyweight because his friend is a heavyweight.

Miocic is the favorite to win tonight's fight. But that said, do yourself a favor and bury your bookmaker this Saturday night and watch Cormier become a two-division UFC champ.

"I would, if he's around", he said. "But I don't know if he's going to be around". I'm a two-division champion, baby!

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