Cormier defeats Lewis to retain heavyweight crown

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Cormier said. "Thank you for blessing me Dana White, I thought I was just getting one".

Lesnar made headlines when he entered the cage and shoved Cormier following Cormier's win over Miocic at UFC 226. He will hold the light heavyweight title only until former foe Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson fight for the title later this year.

"Brock Lesnar, when you come bring that brand new WWE title", the champ said, moments after his victory. "I feel like being the WWE Champion too".

"Joe Rogan, you are the man but I want to kiss you!"

Lewis earned the shot at the title after beating Alexander Volkov barely a month ago, but his quick return to the octagon failed to pay off after he tapped out in the second round of the clash in NY. Lewis attempts to get up but nearly give up his neck.

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With trash talk worthy of WrestleMania hype, Cormier called out former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar for a match in 2019.

Lewis' manager clarified that this deal with grant the heavyweight free Popeyes for life in his home city of Houston. Now with his suspension served, the path is clear for Lesnar to return.

The fighters joked for a while before Lewis could finally find a reason to dislike Cormier: "He disrespected that Popeye's chicken on a commercial a few years ago".

In between rounds, Cormier's corner instructed him to do the exact same thing and exhausted the Black Beast out.

Right now, Cormier is focused only on defending his heavyweight title against Lewis Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, but assuming he wins, then it will come time to make some important decisions. He moves back to half guard and lands some short punches from top position.

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We're definitely going to miss Cormier when he hangs up his gloves, which will likely take place next year.

He just needs one punch, and even if we've said that before all-too-recently, that doesn't mean it's impossible.

To open the pay-per-view portion of the card, New Zealand's Israel Adesanya put on a clinical performance in knocking out Derek Brunson in the first round.

The main event had history, if not the thrills of the earlier bouts.

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