Daniel Cormier cements his legacy by becoming the second fighter in the history of UFC to hold titles in two-divisions simultaneously after beating Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 and enter in the conversation for the greatest fighters of all time.
It also set up a blockbuster money fight with a former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE champion Brock Lesnar, who looks to return to the Octagon to meet Cormier after he fulfills six months of suspension from the USADA.
Lesnar was present on cage-side, entered the Octagon on Cormier’s call and shoved him.
UFC is in full swing to bring Lesnar back in Octagon after he resolves his issues with USADA, but former champion Stipe Miocic isn’t happy with promotion on being offering Lesnar a title fight against Cormier. Not only him, fans, fighters even UFC commentator Joe Rogan also went on to weigh-in on the situation and said Miocic deserves a rematch with Daniel Cormier due to his most title defenses in UFC history. (Via MMAFighting)
“Obviously he feels he deserves a rematch,” Cormier said on The Steve Austin Show recently. “Again, for what he’s done in the sport, you would think that he would get a rematch, but when there’s a fight like Lesnar on the horizon, you don’t turn your back. Honestly, Stipe has a lot of really loyal fans, but you can’t think for a second that if he would have won that fight, he wouldn’t have wanted or taken that Lesnar fight. It’s the biggest fight in the sport outside of fighting Conor McGregor and he fights at 155 pounds. So yeah, I’m gonna fight Brock.”
Cormier has an opportunity to earn another distinction at heavyweight when he scores a win over Lesnar. WWE star Lesnar is among one of the fighters who topple 1.01 million PPV buys on four different occasions, match the feat with Conor Mcgregor.
Lesnar hasn’t competed in MMA since defeating Mark Hunt at UFC 200 back in July 2016. That result was later overturned to a no-contest after WWE star failed a pair of drug tests by the USADA. Due to that Lesnar was granted a one-year suspension and then shortly after retired.
Off course it will be one hell of money fight for both Lesnar and Cormier, but ‘DC’ says he is looking more than that, looking to cement his name as a GOAT at the heavyweight division if he scores a win over Brock Lesnar.
“Brock’s a big, bad, tough boy,” Cormier said. “A former UFC champ. Obviously he’s the WWE champion. Just a massive guy with a lot of fighting ability. I’ve known Brock a long, long time and I’m excited to compete against him. And really, not to compete against him, I want to put it on him because when you beat a guy like Brock Lesnar – if I beat the most dominant heavyweight champ of all time and then couple that with a fight over Brock, they may call me one of the great heavyweights of all time.”
Lesnar already entered in USADA’s testing pool since July 3 and serve out the remainder of his suspension.
Cormier’s only blemish on his resume came by the hands of Jon Jones, and ‘DC’ not competing under the shadow of Jones anymore, as he is holding the light heavyweight belt that once belonged to ‘Bones’ and recently claimed a heavyweight champion.