Cormier earns dramatic finish over Miocic, claims heavyweight title

Cormier earns dramatic finish over Miocic, claims heavyweight title

There is a new baddest man on the planet, and his name is Daniel Cormier!

"I, ugh, I, ugh, I was a heavyweight a long time and I left the division", Cormier (21-1) said.

Lesnar was in attendance for UFC 226 in Las Vegas and watched light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier stop heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic in the first round to join Conor McGregor as the only fighter to hold two championship belts simultaneously.

The 39-year-old Cormier has never lost to anyone except Jon Jones, and his five-inch height disadvantage against Miocic was no problem; he actually weighed a few pounds more than his opponent at weigh-ins on Friday.

Following the fight, the former UFC heavyweight champion spoke with the media about the loss.

Miocic, of Cleveland, landed a handful of right hands in the fight, but Cormier's hand speed stood out. "DC, I'm coming for you motherfucker!" "I went from that to become the heavyweight champion".

Prior to his time on the scales, the part-time fireman said: 'I think everyone wants to end the night early, that's the way to go.

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Cormier is at least 5 inches shorter than the 6-foot-4 Miocic, who has a whopping 8-inch reach advantage. I was ranked number two in the world before I went down [to light-heavyweight].

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WWE themselves sent out a notification on social media hyping up the return of their Universal Champion to UFC, and Lesnar's on-screen advocate Paul Heyman chimed in as well.

Cormier is at least 5 inches shorter than the 6-foot-4 Miocic, who has a whopping 8-inch reach advantage.

The UFC's annual International Fight Week show in its hometown also includes a tantalizing heavyweight matchup between sluggers Derrick Lewis and Francis Ngannou.

For all the talk about champion-vs. -champion bouts over the years in the UFC, their actual history is just two chapters long.

He knocked out the American in the closing moments of round one, adding the UFC heavyweight championship to the light-heavyweight one he already holds.

The fight barely over, Cormier began promoting the next. The deal included Lesnar being allowed to fight in the UFC, which is something he insisted on if he were to re-sign with the pro wrestling giant. Once again, Holloway is unable to battle and this makes three consecutive matches where Holloway has turned up lame.

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