UFC 230: Cormier submits Lewis to defend heavyweight title

UFC 230: Cormier submits Lewis to defend heavyweight title

UFC 230: Cormier submits Lewis to defend heavyweight title

The other option, of course, is Jon Jones, who has beaten Cormier twice.

Cormier and Lesnar have been linked to fight each other since they scuffled inside the cage following Cormier's victory over Stipe Miocic earlier this year, and the championship bout seems all but confirmed following a dominant win by Cormier against Derrick Lewis in NY.

That feeling led to some confidence from the 39-year-old Cormier, who had a statement from the octagon at Madison Square Garden for a certain fighter who will likely be his next opponent.

Lesnar is now suspended by USADA having failed a drugs test after his octagon return against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in July 2016, but the WWE star is eligible to fight again in January 2019, leading to rumours a fight between him and DC will be targeted for the new year.

A Houston-area Popeyes is now giving fans an extra added incentive to cheer for hometown kid Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 as he prepares for the fight of his career. If you have a puncher's chance, I've got to say that's not enough. "I (called out) Manuwa and then Jones", Cormier said.

All meals will be on the house at the Popeyes in Cypress, Texas on Sunday afternoon if "The Black Beast" defeats UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. I come in here and try to do my thing.

Cormier swears that's not going to happen, though. 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.

In a clinical performance which badly exposed the gap in class and technical ability between the two fighters, Cormier made the first defense of his heavyweight title on Saturday via second-round submission in the main event of UFC 230.

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. "I don't want to seem like he can just toss me around". I feel like fighting him at heavyweight is putting all the cards in his favor.

A couple of weeks later, Eubanks said there are no hard feelings.

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