Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov Heavily Leaning Toward Daniel Cormier To Beat Brock Lesnar
Daniel Cormier jumps up from light heavyweight to finish heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, after the historic win, Cormier called out WWE star and former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who entered the cage, before they could even exchange words, Lesnar shoved Cormier and had to be separated by security while screaming at each other.
Lesnar will challenge Cormier for the heavyweight title; however, date and venue hasn’t disclosed yet. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news on record during the UFC 226 post-fight presser.
Before Lesnar returns to UFC Octagon, he has to serve the remaining six months of suspension by USADA. Former champion didn’t fight since defeating Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in back in July 2016. Later the results overturned to a no-contest after Lesnar failed the drug tests administered by U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Lesnar was given a one-year suspension and shortly after he retired.
According to USADA official website, Lesnar has already re-entered the drug testing pool and has been tested three times. Khabib said Lesnar needs something miracle to defeat Daniel Cormier in their upcoming potential fight.
If you talk about Brock Lesnar about striking or wrestling – how can he beat ‘DC’?” Nurmagomedov said at a recent fan Q&A in a Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Via MMAJunkie). “I don’t understand this. ‘DC’ is very tough guy. I think 99 percent ‘DC’ can beat him. Only one percent (Lesnar can win). This is my opinion.”
“First of all, he can come back, be clean, work with USADA a little bit,” Nurmagomedov said. “USADA come to my house more than 20 times. I don’t know how many times USADA comes to his house.”
Their fight is expected to go down sometime early 2019 until then Cormier can cheer at his friend Khabib while he prepares for his fight against Conor Mcgregor at UFC 229’s main event.
Do you think Lesnar is an easy task for Daniel Cormier to Beat? But before we even speculate, Lesnar has to come clean through USADA, as Cormier said earlier there would be no fight if Brock Lesnar uses PEDs.