UFC 230: Daniel Cormier defends title, submits Derrick Lewis

Daniel Cormier Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier Jon Jones

Lewis definitely had earned the right to fight him (having won nine of his last 10), but Cormier's wrestling is too good and he is too professional to take Lewis lightly, which was probably the only way Lewis could have caught him.

In fact, Cormier is now the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously and then defend one of them inside the Octagon. "I don't know why they haven't had Brock talking in years because he is good at it", Cormier said. Oh boy, look at that!

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Jon Jones said that he's not interested in a fight with Daniel Cormier because has "nothing to prove".

CBS Sports was with you for every punch, kick and submission attempt from Madison Square Garden with our live blog below.

"It's history, baby", he told Joe Rogan afterwards.

Daniel Cormier (39 years of age) went on to say that the last-minute injury served as a reminder that he is getting old.

Cormier's last fight ended with theatrics after he called Lesnar into the cage, and Lesnar shoved Cormier in the chest while the fighters traded insults to hype a potential future bout.

Jones took aim at his arch nemesis in Friday's UFC 232 pre-fight press conference, in which he claimed he wouldn't grant him a shot at reclaiming the light-heavyweight title after he beats Alexander Gustafsson in December.

The tap came at 2:14 into the second round as Cormier jumped up to celebrate the first defense of his heavyweight title.

That sets the stage for a 2019 bout against WWE champion Brock Lesnar, a former UFC heavyweight champion.

It was a surprising pairing, but one that carried a ton of intrigue, as Lewis has shown that he's never out of a fight and Cormier's competitive instincts propelled him into the cage with the unsafe knockout artist when many others would have opted to remain on the sidelines until 2019. "If you have a puncher's chance, that's not enough". "We're the two greatest fighters of all time and we fight each other".

UFC President Dana White recently stated that he had no problems with Lesnar bring the WWE Universal Championship with him to the octagon, although he didn't believe that was something Vince McMahon would allow.

Adesanya flipped off Brunson early in the first round and finished him not much later for the TKO win.

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