Daniel Cormier Claims UFC Came Up With An Offer You Can\u2019t Refuse: \u201cI Didn\u2019t Think I Was Going To Fight On That Card, But The Deal I Got Was So Good\u201d Daniel Cormier was slated for UFC Heavyweight title defense versus Brock Lesnar at the beginning of 2019. Yet, Brock Lesnar UFC 226 \u201csh*t show\u201d made many fighters angry. Stipe Miocic even trash-talked the whole organization. Cormier\u2019s title shot versus Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 inside Madison Square Garden, New York, came out as a big surprise too. But compared to Brock Lesnar, Derrick Lewis at least fights on a regular basis. And UFC 230 got the main event of the evening! Derrick Lewis comes of surprising third-round KO victory over Alexander Volkov last Saturday night. DC discovers why he decided to accept short-notice fight versus the hardest hitter in UFC Heavyweight division. (via MMAMania.com) \u201cI didn\u2019t think I was going to fight on this card, but the deal I got was so good,\u201d Cormier said. \u201cThere was no way I could say no, honestly. Especially with a guy like Derrick, who is not known for the best cardio. I\u2019ve got to start fast and hope I can push harder than him, even with a short camp,\u201d said Cormier in a recent interview with ESPN. Daniel Cormier has two fights under his UFC contract left. He plans to retire when he turns 40 years old. It will happen in March 2019. UFC also announced Daniel Cormier will be stripped of UFC Light Heavyweight title at UFC 232 on December 29, 2018. It will allow Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson to fight for the title. It is still unknown whether Daniel Cormier plans to face Bones-Mauler winner or Brock Lesnar in the last match of his career. DC says Lesnar fight brings more money. But he would like to defeat Jon Jones badly. Bones is the only fighter who defeated him twice. \u201cCounting the Lewis fight, I think I\u2019m down to two fights left,\u201d Cormier said. \u201cMaybe this will be a blessing in disguise, the fact that I don\u2019t have a crazy, long fight camp to beat myself down. That may prolong it for me, but right now, I think I have this one and maybe one more. I can still fight in March and hit my retirement date,\u201d he added. \u201cThe one opponent that would matter to me most is Jones, because he\u2019s beaten me twice. The one that would mean more financially would be Lesnar. I think I would always pick the one that means more, but my wife might have something to say about that,\u201d he joked. Stipe Miocic isn\u2019t happy about Cormier\u2019s match against Derrick Lewis. Stipe was already challenging DC. Yet, Daniel Cormier says there is no chance he would accept a short-notice fight versus such a dangerous fighter like Stipe. It looks like Stipe's fighting style is a nightmare for DC. \u201cI would not have accepted a rematch against Stipe Miocic on short notice, he\u2019s too good under these circumstances,\u201d Cormier said. \u201cI\u2019m not saying Derrick isn\u2019t good, but Stipe is capable of beating me in different ways. He does different things well. I think in this fight, Derrick has to knock me out to win. Usually, if a guy only has one path to victory, I do pretty well. Yes, I will admit the opponent factored into this,\u201d admitted the honest \u201cchamp-champ.\u201d What are your thoughts on Cormier Vs Lewis? Do you hope for a good showdown? Let\u2019s hope Derrick Lewis will not repeat his terrible UFC 226 performance ever again! Also, The Black Beast is not a cardio machine. If Daniel Cormier takes him down, the fight might end quickly! Don\u2019t forget Derrick Lewis released an epic UFC 230 promo trolling video too! Will this make DC angry?