UFC 226: Daniel Cormier ends Stipe Miocic's reign with a knockout

UFC 226: Daniel Cormier ends Stipe Miocic's reign with a knockout

Daniel Cormier has set the stage for a monster fight with Brock Lesnar after destroying Stipe Miocic in the first round to win the UFC heavyweight title.

"I never thought I'd get to fight him".

"I fight Brock Lesnar, I get paid", said Cormier, who added he is only interested in big fights to finish his career. So I will do fake fighting with you until I put my fist upside your face.

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It seems all but confirmed that UFC is now headed to a UFC heavyweight title fight between Cormier and Lesnar, which would be a big time draw on PPV.

With the knockout win, Cormier became the second-ever UFC simultaneous two-division champion.

He is in Vegas for Saturday night's UFC 226 event.

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Dana White was asked about Brock Lesnar's return after UFC 226, and he said, "he's back, and now you know he's back". Cormier proceeded to fire shots while his opponents lay defenceless, forcing the referee to call the fight right there and then with 27 seconds remaining on the clock. While stating he has not talked to WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon about Lesnar's UFC return, the former NCAA wrestling champion is "free and clear" as far as his WWE contract is concerned. I went and fought the baddest man on the planet, a great guy, a great champion - a guy that does everything the right way, and I won.

There's no reason to expect a different result if Lesnar steps into the octagon with Cormier, who will present a similar challenge for the WWE star. He wants Lesnar to do the USADA testing as well as additional testing, even if Cormier has to pay for it.

Lesnar, 40, hasn't fought in the UFC since he defeated Mark Hunt by unanimous decision at UFC 200 in July 2016.

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It was pure pro wrestling promotion, but it starts the hype ahead of a potential matchup between the pair, with rumours circulating that they will meet at UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden in NY on 3 November. I don't know how far they are in the process, but he's going to pop up on the board [on the USADA website] on Monday or Tuesday.

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