Derrick Lewis breaks down loss vs. Daniel Cormier | UFC 230

Daniel Cormier On Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones: 'The Mega Fight Is Jones & I'

Daniel Cormier On Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones: 'The Mega Fight Is Jones & I'

Cormier choked out Derrick Lewis in the middle of the second round to retain his heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 230, becoming the first fighter to defend titles in two weight classes.

Whether Lewis eats some Popeyes before his fight with Cormier at UFC 230 remains to be seen.

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.

It was arguably one of the most straightforward wins of the 39-year-old's recent UFC career, as he extended his undefeated record as a heavyweight.

Cormier is 40 next March and has previously declared that he wants to retire before he hits that age, meaning one more blockbuster fight is on the cards before he hangs up the gloves. Cormier unloaded elbows to Lewis as the crowd booed, ultimately preferring a stand-up war. The challenger powered his way to his feet, but the champion stayed sticky and twisted Lewis to the canvas again with another easy single, once again taking up residency in half guard. But, as happened in the first round, Cormier grabbed a single leg and swept Lewis to his back. Cormier kicked Lewis against the cage and then tripped him onto the mat. So me challenging Daniel Cormier would be making it a personal thing.

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Quickly passing his opponent's defense, Cormier took the back and immediately locked up a rear naked choke and within a split second it was clear that Lewis wasn't breaking free.

As far as Brock's WWE career goes, he's now being advertised for a Champion vs. "There's something different about him, and that's how I know what's in front of me this weekend".

The dominating performance put Cormier up big early but Lewis refused to go away when the second round started while he uncorked a couple of bombs just trying to land the knockout shot on the heavyweight champion. "If you have a puncher's chance, that's not enough".

Lesnar is expected to hold the championship at least until the Royal Rumble, but could end up unable to compete at the event.

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