Daniel Cormier retains UFC heavyweight title and calls out Lesnar again

Daniel Cormier On Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones: 'The Mega Fight Is Jones & I'

At this point in his career, WWE has a great interest in Daniel Cormier coming in for an announce team position.

Daniel Cormier became the first man to successfully defend titles in two different weight-classes with a dominant victory over Derrick Lewis.

He submitted his man early in the second round via rear-naked choke.

Cormier had a quick takedown in the first round and turned in a dominant yet boring effort to easily take the round.

He quickly turned his attentions to former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar, with a match in 2019 looming.

Double Champ @dc_mma makes history again! Whether it takes place in the Octagon or the squared circle - or both it looks like only time will tell but things could get very interesting in this situation.

UFC president Dana White has said he wanted a Lesnar-Cormier bout signed for next year, a showcase that would surely be the biggest ever for heavyweights. "If Daniel Cormier wants to come back down to light heavyweight, he'll challenge one of the contenders for my belt".

"The Black Beast" said he was loosening up as the bout progressed, but Cormier managed to finish him off before he could truly get in a groove.

Jones took aim at his arch nemesis in Friday's UFC 232 pre-fight press conference, in which he claimed he wouldn't grant him a shot at reclaiming the light-heavyweight title after he beats Alexander Gustafsson in December.

Cormier's next and final fight is expected to be a multi-million-pound showdown with Brock Lesnar, who he called out after seeing off Lewis.

Before campaigning in the heavyweight division in various MMA promotions, Derrick Lewis had to endure a three-year prison bid for beating a Ku Klux Klan member that accosted him with a shotgun.

In between rounds, Cormier's corner instructed him to do the exact same thing and exhausted the Black Beast out.

"I think a lot of people have to understand that I've been doing this for nine years and I've fought at a championship level for eight of them", he said. "If you have a puncher's chance, that's not enough".

Cormier was a bit of a surprise main eventer in a card that has been shuffled because of injuries and the dire need to find a quality main event at MSG.

In the co-main event, Brazilian veteran Jacare Souza stunned home favorite Chris Weidman with a third-round TKO win in their middleweight contest.

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