Brock Lesnar Will Face Daniel Cormier For The UFC Heavyweight Title
09 July, 2018, 18:59
Daniel Cormier is now slated to defend his UFC Heavyweight Title against Brock Lesnar in the near future, however, that means that Lesnar could possibly drop the WWE Universal Championship at some point down the road as well.
Newly crowned heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier already seems to be locked in on his next opponent.
Check out highlights from Daniel Cormier's historical knockout of Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
UFC president Dana White said Lesnar will be Cormier's first title defense as a heavyweight champion but did not confirm a date.
Cormier was not expected to triumph. Then Lesnar ran with a heavy, pro-wrestling promo...which included calling Francis Ngannou and Miocic pieces of "s-t". Both competitors spent a great deal amount of time through the fight just positioning and staring at one another.
UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has opened as the 69-100 favourite to beat Brock Lesnar in a potential showdown between the two following their confrontation at UFC 226 on Saturday. But Cormier got shoved so hard he nearly fell over.
The Lesnar fight is going to happen, but other than that only a rematch with Miocic or a third fight against Jon Jones are on his radar.
The show capped the UFC's annual International Fight Week in early July in its hometown.
"I know what he's capable of doing, but it's nothing that scares me", Miocic said.
He also said light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson could "get it" as long as he does something impressive against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 227 in Los Angeles next month.
Lesnar (5-3, 1 NC) has actually been the underdog in his last two fights against Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem. But not everybody was convinced it was a WWE-style bit. He is only the second UFC fighter to hold two belts at the same time.
Cormier also had choice words for those who doubted the authenticity of the altercation. "DC, I'm coming for you motherfucker". "Staged, they're idiots. Fine".
And second, USADA now forces all fighters returning to the UFC to undergo six months of testing before they can compete - a no-exceptions rule made specifically after Lesnar was allowed to fight at UFC 200 on a month's notice.