Daniel Cormier snatched the heavyweight belt from former champion Stipe Miocic in the UFC 226 main event four months ago. However, there was no celebration after the win as WWE star Brock Lesnar marched into the cage for a short confrontation with the double champion.
For the first time, DC will put his heavyweight strap on the line against the streaking and fan-favourite Derrick Lewis this weekend. Lesnar will be in attendance for this fight and Cormier has vowed to give him a harsh treatment should he make another scene-stealing stunt in the cage.
— Will Souris (@WillSouris) October 31, 2018
DC proved his doubters wrong in his last outing when he made quick work of Miocic in the UFC 226 headliner last July. Stipe’s height and reach advantage became a non-factor as Cormier turned into his power to knock out the former champion with his killer right hand in the opening frame.
The win solidified DC’s legacy as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. But the historic moment turned into disarray as a shoving match between him and the former UFC champ, Lesnar, happened seconds after the announcer declared Cormier as the new heavyweight champion.
The two then threw barbs at one another on the microphone and planted the seeds for a future fight, which might happen next year before DC calls it a career.
— Thomas Harkin (@harkin1992) July 9, 2018
‘I Owe Him One’
Cormier will have his first heavyweight title defence this weekend. He will be challenged by ‘The Black Beast’, who is fresh off a dramatic come from behind win against Alexander Volkov at UFC 229.
Lesnar will be in the sidelines at the Madison Square Garden to witness this exciting match-up. And to this case, UFC President Dana White has a stern warning.
“Brock Lesnar is a special attraction, right? That’s why when he shows up I know Brock wasn’t just at UFC to watch a fight. Why would he be at a heavyweight title fight just to watch? He barely goes to WWE and he works there.”
But if this happens, Cormier knows already what to do. He promised to slap Lesnar in the face if he storms the cage at UFC 230, something he failed to do during their altercation at UFC 226. He told Busted Open Radio:
“I heard Brock Lesnar will be at the Garden for UFC 23. If he tries to step in that cage again, I’m going to slap him in his face. I owe him one from last time.”
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