Brock Lesnar Enters Octagon At UFC 226, Goes After Daniel Cormier

09 July, 2018, 04:15 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
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With the knockout win, Cormier became the second-ever UFC simultaneous two-division champion.

In the UFC 226 main event, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic put his title on the line against reigning light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier in Las Vegas.

Cormier, who had already been warned about extending his fingers, dug his finger into Miocic's eye.

That strategy didn't work for the company when Lesnar was portrayed as someone who didn't care about the wrestling business or its fans heading into WrestleMania 34 against Roman Reigns, so we'll have to see if a ramped up version of the same story works here.

Cormier's weight jump was only the 3rd "Superfight" in UFC history, the first two were fights that shifted the MMA landscape dramatically: GSP vs BJ Penn in 2009, and Conor McGregor's most recent fight in the sport. Cormier said he will only fight Lesnar if the WWE star is clean. Lesnar stormed right in mouthing to Cormier, 'You called me out, motherf-' and shoved the newly crowned titleholder. He's got a big ol' face and I'm going to try and crack him upside his head.

"I don't want to fight him if he's dirty, man", Cormier said. This would presumably mean that Lesnar has to drop the Universal Championship at some point before then, with the most likely date being SummerSlam - WWE's biggest show between now and then.

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And, after an exhilarating start to the bout that saw both men trade heavy leather, Cormier made the crucial breakthrough in the final minute of the opening round.

For all the talk about champion-vs. -champion bouts over the years in the UFC, their actual history is just two chapters long.

After finishing his post-fight interview, Cormier took the mic to cut a WWE style promo, demanding that Brock stepped into the cage.

The 11-fight event kicks off with two fights streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. Once again, Holloway is unable to battle and this makes three consecutive matches where Holloway has turned up lame.

Perry edged the fight via split-decision after a non-stop, drag-out affair, but Felder's coach Duke Roufus confirmed to press row after the fight that his man fought nearly all of the fight with a broken arm after sustaining an injury early in the first round.

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