Popeyes Offering Free Chicken If Derrick Lewis Beats Daniel Cormier

04 November, 2018, 22:34 | Author: Eloise Houston
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Cormier landed four takedowns and was rarely troubled as he made the first defence of the 265-pound title he won off Stipe Miocic earlier in the year. "I've been through so much stuff that I hope even my enemies wouldn't have to go through".

Despite getting booed each by the Madison Square Garden faithful each time he took the fan-favorite Lewis down, Cormier continued to maul and grind until "The Black Beast" finally exposed his back and instantly tapped out via rear-naked choke at 2:14 of Round 2.

Lesnar became the WWE Universal Champion last Friday at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view, and given the fact that Lesnar isn't likely to defend his title any time soon, he could still be a WWE champion by the time a fight with Cormier materializes. "Sometimes I go into the octagon, and I hear in the build-up, 'When is this guy going to get old?' It could happen overnight".

The victory keeps up Cormier's remarkable unbeaten career record at heavyweight, which now stands at 15 fights, and moves him to 22-1 overall, with 1 no contest.

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With trash talk worthy of WrestleMania hype, Cormier called out former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar for a match in 2019. "We're the two greatest fighters of all time and we fight each other".

On a possible heavyweight fight: "I would fight "DC" at heavyweight, but I feel I have nothing to prove. If Daniel Cormier wants to come back down to light heavyweight, he'll challenge one of the contenders for my belt".

UFC President Dana White spoke with ESPN's Brett Okamoto after Saturday night's UFC 230 event. Now with his suspension served, the path is clear for Lesnar to return. He will hold the light heavyweight title only until former foe Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson fight for the title later this year. Lewis opened with a body shot to Cormier and then followed it up with another that backed Cormier up.

Lewis eventually managed to extract himself, only for Cormier to secure a second takedown and press the advantage by hammering away on the deck.

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