On paper, Cormier facing Lesnar would be a bigger fight in terms of paycheck, but getting one more shot to avenge his prior loss to Jones represents a massive legacy fight. After being on the receiving end of a barrage of combination punches and kicks, Lewis managed to bag a knockout victory during the championship defining rounds of the fight.
The UFC's heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion has been saying that he'll be retiring next March for a couple of years now, but he still gets asked about it just about every time a reporter puts a microphone in front of his face. "I get to look at this again", Cormier said.
In the post-fight interview, Cormier said, "Brock Lesnar, when you come bring that brand new WWE title so I feel like being the WWE champion too".
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A Houston-area Popeyes is now giving fans an extra added incentive to cheer for hometown kid Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 as he prepares for the fight of his career. Jones was soon stripped of his titles and suspended by the UFC after being arrested on felony hit-and-run charges.
UFC 230 takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City in the early hours of Sunday, November 3.
"January 26 in Anaheim, is Brock eligible by then?" Incidentally, if this comes to fruition, it would be on the same day as Bellator MMA's Heavyweight Grand Prix final between Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader.
"When I didn't fight after I fought Alexander Gustafsson and I was only 36 or 37, I went nine months and I was OK", Cormier said. This could prove detrimental for Bellator MMA's ticket sales and promotional activities.
Before campaigning in the heavyweight division in various MMA promotions, Derrick Lewis had to endure a three-year prison bid for beating a Ku Klux Klan member that accosted him with a shotgun.
Speaking to commentator Joe Rogan, Cormier called out former UFC star and current WWE Universal champion Brock Lesnar.
"I've provided a life I never would have thought of", said Cormier, the captain of the 2008 U.S. Olympic wrestling team.
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