UFC 230: Jon Jones makes his latest return

UFC 230: Jon Jones makes his latest return

UFC 230: Jon Jones makes his latest return

Derrick Lewis is fighting Daniel Cormier at MSG for the UFC heavyweight championship. but it wouldn't have been possible if he didn't spend over 3 years in prison.

"Isn't it unbelievable that it took 10 years (to get the recognition), but it is what it is", Cormier said Thursday from media day for UFC 230, which he is headlining with a heavyweight title defence against Derrick Lewis.

Cormier accepted the risk and made it look easy in submitting Lewis by rear-naked choke at 2:14 of the second round to retain the heavyweight championship.

Cormier (22-1, 1 NC), who joined Conor McGregor in July by becoming just the second fighter in UFC history to hold two world titles simultaneously, became the first fighter to defend both. Taking the fight to the ground, Cormier utilized his superior wrestling skills to control Lewis on the mat and mixed in some ground-and-pound for good measure.

"I got Dana on the phone that day and was like 'What the?' and Dana doesn't take too many calls from fighters", Eubanks said Thursday in NY.

Cormier came into the fight following his title-winning efforts over Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 226. "So there's no surprises with me", Cormier said.

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.

"Brock Lesnar, when you come bring that brand new WWE title", the champ said, moments after his victory. "I feel like being the WWE Champion too".

"When you get to those numbers and you get 300,000 extra pay-per-view buys, at that number of pay-per-views, that's a big, big number". "Bring that belt with you if you come to my house." .

Cormier was a significant betting favorite going into Saturday, and it was clear why.

Cormier took Lewis down within the first minute and he didn't have to work hard for the takedown.

Cormier finished the fight 4-for-4 on takedowns and outlanded Lewis 19-4 on significant strikes, according to FightMetric.

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