Who would've guessed that Cormier would have knocked out the bigger man in Stipe? "I never thought I would fight him, but Brock Lesnar, get your ass in here".
Lesnar referred to Miocic as a piece of crap and then said to Cormier, "I'm coming for you mother [expletive]!" The two were separated by UFC personnel and trainers, and the new champ eventually yelled, "Touch me now, you go to sleep later".
If it's any consolidation, Miocic reportedly made $750,000 for UFC 226.
It seems all but confirmed that UFC is now headed to a UFC heavyweight title fight between Cormier and Lesnar, which would be a big time draw on PPV. He is now only the second fighter in UFC history to hold two divisional belts simultaneously. McGregor also was in Las Vegas over the weekend, but he didn't make a public presence at UFC 226.
Cormier, a former Olympic wrestler, put an end to Miocic's historic reign of three consecutive title defenses. DC is now the first-ever simultaneous light heavyweight and heavyweight champion in UFC history.
After Cormier won, he set his sights on Lesnar and told him to come to the octagon.
Lesnar then stepped into the Octagon and had to be restrained from attacking Cormier.
The preliminary card saw a host of decision wins, but there were standout stoppage wins for lightweight Dan "The Hangman" Hooker and middleweight Paulo "The Eraser" Costa. "He's going to pop up (in the USADA testing) here Monday or Tuesday".
To remind, Brock Lesnar was handed a year-long suspension after he failed a drug test in the fallout of his UFC 200 defeat of Mark Hunt. Lesnar, according to White, will need six months of clean testing in the USADA pool to become eligible to fight, meaning the bout is likely for early in 2018.
It was pure pro wrestling promotion, but it starts the hype ahead of a potential matchup between the pair, with rumours circulating that they will meet at UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden in NY on 3 November.
"No, the process has been going on all week".