Where’s the beef? Cormier, Lewis vie for heavyweight crown

Where’s the beef? Cormier, Lewis vie for heavyweight crown

UFC president Dana White expresses his thoughts on the UFC 230 main event heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis, with Cormier winning by second-round submission.

In the post-fight interview, Cormier said, "Brock Lesnar, when you come bring that brand new WWE title so I feel like being the WWE champion too".

Cormier's record moves to 22-1-0, plus one no-contest. I've fought at the championship level for eight of them.

In the event, a clinical, controlled performance from Cormier meant he retained his heavyweight strap to keep alongside his light heavyweight version, and became the first man to defend belts in two weight divisions.

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Cormier, who also holds the light heavyweight crown, made quick work of an overmatched fellow American Lewis with a rear naked choke in the middle of the second round. This time, I will buckle my heels into the mat.

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. In a comical moment from the UFC 230 open workouts yesterday, Lewis was asked what he would be eating before entering the Octagon on Saturday.

Cormier and Lewis are expected to make their respective walks to the Octagon at around 5:30am BST (11:30pm ET and 9:30pm PT).

His fight with Gustafsson will probably wind up being one of the biggest sellers of 2018 for the UFC, and Jones' presence alone will draw interest for any matchups with future opponents.

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Cormier was a significant betting favorite going into Saturday, and it was clear why. In Jones' last time out he would score a third round knockout over the current light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

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"I see Brock, right, and here's the insane thing about this. I knew he was coming for something so I was like this dude wanted something and I am going to give it to him", stated Cormier.

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