As much as Cormier would like to believe a win over Miocic puts him into a category all his own, UFC on FOX analysts Michael Bisping and Kenny Florian can't quite forget about the fights with Jones. Miocic is the most dominant heavyweight champion in UFC history, with three straight title defences, while former US Olympic wrestling captain Cormier is a former Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix champion and the current UFC light-heavyweight champ - and also has three title defences to his name.
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"I was a heavyweight for a long time and I left the division", Cormier said.
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Moments after Cormier defeated Miocic via first-round knockout to become the new heavyweight champion, Cormier took the microphone from Joe Rogan and celebrated his victory. before demanding Lesnar enter the Octagon. The odds differ somewhat depending on where you shop but getting an nearly 2-1 return on a fighter like Cormier is just too good to pass up. Lesnar is a former UFC heavyweight champion and has been heavily rumored to be entertaining the idea of a return to MMA. "Push me now, you go to sleep later". Fight Pass lets you personalise your experience by following your favourite fighters and works across devices from smartphones and tablets (Android and iOS) to smartboxes and consoles. I walk into this building and watched the heavyweight disaster from the beginning. "Of course it's great to get the opportunity to find out whether you're better than another champion, because I respect Daniel a lot, and I know he respects me". Miocic is a piece of shit.
Lesnar had his first run in the Octagon cut short because of an ongoing digestive issue called diverticulitis.
Prior to the fight, Joe Rogan heard Lesnar tell Dana White that he wanted the victor of the fight.
Last July, Cormier was knocked out by Jones with a kick to the head, though Jones tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug and the fight was changed to a no-contest. Jones' win over him past year was ruled a no-contest after Jones tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.