Cormier and Miocic face off at ceremonial weigh-in ahead of UFC 226

Cormier and Miocic face off at ceremonial weigh-in ahead of UFC 226

Cormier and Miocic face off at ceremonial weigh-in ahead of UFC 226

LAS VEGAS - Daniel Cormier is a two-weight UFC champion.

Lesnar held on to the UFC Heavyweight Title for almost two years until he came across Cain Velasquez who defeated Lesnar at UFC 121.

Cormier didn't let the golden opportunity to create history go past him as he quickly dropped more bombs on the fallen Miocic before referee Marc Goddard called a halt to proceedings. Afterward, Cormier invited former UFC heavyweight champion and current World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Brock Lesnar into the cage.

Following the fight, the former UFC heavyweight champion spoke with the media about the loss. Cormier said he will only fight Lesnar if the WWE star is clean. The belief is that Lesnar will not be able to fight until late December when his USADA drug suspension expires so it seems likely that the fight with Cormier will take place on December 29 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. "I know that when I talked to people at UFC earlier in the week the idea was definitely for the December 29th show".

"Now there's a guy who I've known for a long time", he began.

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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. "I'm a two-division champion, baby".

Cormier has an uncanny ability to deflect blows from much taller opponents by keeping his hands loose and forward instead of using a traditional boxing stance where the hands are held tightly near the head.

Cormier entered into the Octagon with the light heavyweight strap.

In the co-main event, Derrick Lewis defeated Ngannou via unanimous decision in a snoozefest that drew jeers from the crowd in a heavily-anticipated fight. He has successfully defended the heavyweight strap in three consecutive bouts. Just look at what he did to headhunter Volkan Oezdemir in his last fight. Both fighters were covered in Felder's blood by the final bell. Light heavyweight Khalil Rountree kicked off the PPV card with a surprising first-round stoppage of Gokhan Saki, a heralded Dutch kickboxer in his third pro MMA fight.

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