Daniel Cormier claims UFC heavyweight championship with KO of Stipe Miocic

Irene MckinneyJul 09, 2018

"I was a heavyweight for a long time and I left the division. I'm a two-division champion, baby".

Cormier has never lost to anyone except Jon Jones, the star-crossed former light heavyweight champion who beat him twice.

In January 2017, he was hit with a one-year suspension by The United States Anti-Doping Agency and has around five or six months of his ban remaining. From crying in this very same octagon nearly a year age today ...

It was was unforgettable, as Cormier caught Miocic with a hard right hand, knocking him down. "I've got my daughter waiting".

A single, crushing right hand in the clinch laid Miocic flat on his back on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena, before DC jumped on his foe, raining blows on his bloody face until the refereed jumped in at 4:33 of the first round.

Daniel Cormier has set the stage for a monster fight with Brock Lesnar after destroying Stipe Miocic in the first round to win the UFC heavyweight title. "DC" got on the mic and told Lesnar, watching on as a spectator, to "get his ass" in the Octagon.

But Lesnar wasn't done trash talking, calling Miocic "a piece of s***" and telling Cormier, "I'm coming for you motherf*****!" "Your days are in the past. In the stone age", Cormier yelled. UFC President Dana White has gone on record by saying that the plan is to make this fight happen but did not give an official date for it to happen.

Cormier did reiterate his long-standing vow to retire before he turns 40 in March 2019. After getting his hand raised, Cormier played host to a ringside Brock Lesnar who chose to crash the festivities, in an apparent hype-job for a future tilt. He and Cormier served as coaches on the recent season of "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series.

Cageside at UFC 226 in Paradise, NV was a lesser-spotted suited-and-booted Brock, ostensibly in town to enjoy the action.

McGregor is due in court next month in NY for the next step in the resolution of his troubles stemming from his freaky attack on a bus filled with fighters in Brooklyn earlier this year. "He does fake fighting", he said.

'Maybe Gustafsson fights well in August, but last time (Alexander) Gustafsson and I fought we made no money.

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