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

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

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

However, he is set to re-enter the USADA testing poll next week as he gears up for a money match-up with "champ champ" Cormier at some point in the near future. Cormier was victorious in the fight and became the new heavyweight champion in the first round of the fight.

"I am 39 years old, and I've been second a lot of times, but today I finally accomplish everything". Despite Cormier being a vocal critic of fighters who test positive for banned substances, he's willing to give Brock Lesnar a pass.

After beating Miocic, Cormier engaged in a bit of clearly planned theatrics with Brock Lesnar, the professional wrestler and former UFC heavyweight champion.

"Let me tell you something, I walked into this building and watched a heavyweight disaster from the beginning", Lesnar said. I never thought I would fight him. The new champion called Brock Lesnar into the Octagon.

The pair briefly faced off, before Lesnar firmly shoved the newly-crowned champion backwards.

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Lesnar got on the microphone and called Ngannou a "piece of s**t" then called Miocic a "piece of s**t" before he told Daniel Cormier, "DC, I'm coming for you motherf***er".

If it's any consolidation, Miocic reportedly made $750,000 for UFC 226.

Lesnar, who turns 41 next week, won and lost the UFC heavyweight title during his brief MMA career, but he hasn't won a fight that wasn't overturned since 2010.

While the co-main event proved to be a dud, the fans were treated to a host of exciting bouts further down the card, with a host of remarkable performances and stunning finishes. Welterweight Mike Perry also earned a copiously bloody split-decision victory over Paul Felder. Both fighters were covered in Felder's blood by the final bell.

The former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion grew in confidence after landing that solid combination and closed the show with a nasty short right hand on the break, which sent Miocic hurtling towards the canvas.

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