Cormier defeats Lewis to retain heavyweight crown

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Lewis spent most of the first round on his back, but started the second round connecting with some shots to Cormier's face.

"Two belts for each shoulder!"

"I believe that if I didn't go through stuff that I went through in my past, I wouldn't be as successful like I am now here today".

From there, Cormier climbed around to Lewis' back and quickly sunk in a rear-naked choke, clamping down on the squeeze and forcing "The Black Beast" to tap out. "He got knocked out the last time we fought".

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.

He was still ready to rumble.

So, what do you think about the potential of Brock Lesnar becoming a dual Champion across WWE and UFC and what do you think about the potential of Daniel Cormier stepping into the squared circle and possibly taking the Universal Championship?

"That's one of the reasons why I get all my confidence whenever I do fight. If Daniel Cormier wants to come back down to light heavyweight, he'll challenge one of the contenders for my belt".

Cormier called out Lesnar for a blockbuster heavyweight bout.

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White also mentioned that he hasn't talked to Lesnar in a while and confirmed that he has no idea when the fight against Daniel Cormier will happen. Three years I've been the light-heavyweight champion because this dude can't stay out of trouble. His status remains as murky as ever - he still has to serve out the remainder of a USADA suspension - and was not spotted at MSG. Cormier will be stripped of his light heavyweight title and the 205-pound crown will go to the victor of the Jones-Gustafsson bout at UFC 232 on December 29 in Las Vegas. But Cormier is making him wait a little bit for the title.

Lewis (21-6) served 3½ years in prison in his early 20s stemming from a parole violation when he was charged with aggravated assault shortly after high school.

Lewis fought on that same UFC 229 card as McGregor and Nurmagomedov, and was getting thoroughly beaten by Alexander Volkov for nearly the entire three rounds that they fought before he landed a flawless punch and finished the fight with follow-up strikes in the fight's final 10 seconds.

Lewis did manage to work his way back up for a split second but Cormier was quick to toss him back down to the canvas again.

"Should be. I can't predict anything but yea."
"If you have a puncher's chance, that's not enough".

Jordan Rinaldi topped Jason Knight in the prelim main event on FOX Sports 1, as Sijara Eubanks, Sheymon Moraes and Lyman Good all earned wins. Jones and I may be the two best fighters in the history of the sport.

Souza rebounded from a loss to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 224 and did it with a busted nose.

In other middleweight action, rising star Israel Adesanya remained unbeaten by knocking out Derek Brunson in the first round.

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