UFC 230: Daniel Cormier stuffs Derrick Lewis in first heavyweight title defense

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His win in NY could set up a bout with Brock Lesnar, who has not competed inside the octagon for two years. Bring that belt with you if you come to my house, ' said Cormier at Madison Square Garden. Lewis mimicked Cormier's moves from the video at the news conference and both fighters erupted into laughter.

"Definitely - He can do anything". All he needed to do in order to complete his improbable climb to the top was get through Daniel Cormier.

In between rounds, Cormier's corner instructed him to do the exact same thing and exhausted the Black Beast out. The WWE superstar showed up to confront Cormier at UFC 226 back in July, and a Cormier-Lesnar main event has the potential to be a major draw for UFC.

Lewis eventually managed to extract himself, only for Cormier to secure a second takedown and press the advantage by hammering away on the deck.

Daniel Cormier is still the double champ after another lopsided performance to defend his heavyweight title at UFC 230.

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 in the heavyweight division.

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It was a surprising pairing, but one that carried a ton of intrigue, as Lewis has shown that he's never out of a fight and Cormier's competitive instincts propelled him into the cage with the risky knockout artist when many others would have opted to remain on the sidelines until 2019.

Much like Lewis attacked a bucket of chicken, Cormier got him everywhere: leg, thigh, and then the neck for the decisive blow.

He just needs one punch, and even if we've said that before all-too-recently, that doesn't mean it's impossible.

The main event had history, if not the thrills of the earlier bouts.

The last time Cormier and Lesnar came face-to-face was after DC defeated Miocic, and the meeting ended in a physical altercation. "The Black Beast" leaps in with some big punches and appears to partially connect with a right hand. "In that cell, you tell yourself a lot of things, you say "I'm going to do better when I get out" ... and the vast majority of guys that do say those things, they never change".