This was another masterful performance from the two-division champion, who continued to show that he's on another level when it comes to wrestling and that he is undeniably the best heavyweight in the sport today, a notion Cormier expanded upon following the bout. The WWE superstar won the UFC heavyweight title in remarkable fashion back in 2008 in only his fourth professional fight when he stopped UFC legend Randy Couture at UFC 91.
Cormier, 39, won with a rear naked choke in the second round in a routine victory in NY.
Daniel Cormier has lit the fuse for a blockbuster heavyweight showdown with Brock Lesnar after a historic win at UFC 230.
"Brock Lesnar... when you come, bring that brand new WWE title too".
But with the a super-fight between Cormier and Lesnar imminent, will we see the The Beast come face-to-face with DC on Saturday?
But with UFC desperate for a worthy main event, Cormier was offered a payday he could not refuse. "Stuff like that means something to me, which is a bit risky because the UFC knows, if they dangle the carrot, they know they can get me to bite by putting all that historical stuff in front of me".
But then Lewis started stringing together victories and developing a cult following on social media, and when he rallied in the final seconds to defeat Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 to earn his ninth win in his last 10 appearances, the Houston native established himself as a legitimate title contender. Daniel Cormie; one of the greatest of all-time. Cormier has never lost to anyone except Jones, the star-crossed former light heavyweight champion who beat him twice. Than you for blesssing me Dana White, I thought I was getting just one. The second bout past year was changed to a no-contest when Jones failed a doping test that kept him out of the sport for 15 months. His defense of Popeye's caught the eye of the fried chicken chain and one of the franchises is offering free food should Lewis win.
"Two belts for each shoulder!"