Daniel Cormier made history in the main event of UFC 226 tonight in Las Vegas by becoming a two-division world champion.
Cormier finished arguably the greatest heavyweight of all-time, now former Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic, with an overhand right off a clinch followed by some more unanswered strikes after Miocic had already hit the deck.
— UFC (@ufc) July 8, 2018
Following the bout, the characteristically emotional Cormier shared these words with Joe Rogan in his post-fight interview.
“I never knew what I could become but tonight I got the answer. I’m a two-division champion baby!”
“I am 39 years old and I have been second a lot of time but today I finally accomplished everything. To crying in this very same octagon last year to becoming the UFC heavyweight champion.”
Cormier would then proceed to take the microphone.
“Hey, listen to DC, listen to DC, there’s a guy that I’ve known for a long time, he’s a wrestler. He’s an All-American. He’s a former UFC champion. I never thought I would fight him but Brock Lesnar, get your ass in here.”
Lesnar would immediately push the new UFC Heavyweight Champion upon entering the Octagon. Cormier fired back with the following words:
“Ya, you’re strong. Push me now, you go to sleep later.”
Lesnar pointed at Cormier’s belt claiming that it would be his. Cormier told Lesnar that his days were in the past, telling the former champ that 2010 is like the stone age.
Lesnar then took the mic and things proceeded to get nasty.
Brock Lesnar storms the Octagon and pushes Daniel Cormier 😱
— #UFC226: 🏆 Miocic vs. Cormier 🏆 (@btsportufc) July 8, 2018
“Let me tell you something. I walked into this building and watched the heavyweight disaster from the beginning,” a fired up Lesnar began with. “Ngannou is a piece of shit. Miocic is a piece of shit. DC, I’m coming for you mother f**ker.”
Cormier then told Lesnar to get out of his Octagon so he could take some pictures with his team and his family.
Expect Lesnar vs. Cormier to either take place at Madison Square Garden on November 3rd (UFC 230), the Scotiabank Arena on December 8th (UFC 231) or the T-Mobile Arena on December 29th to close out 2018 for UFC 232.