UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier Results

CLEVELAND OH- SEPTEMBER 10  Stipe Miocic speaks with Joe Rogan after defeating Alistair Overeem of The Netherlands in their UFC heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena


Lesnar appeared at UFC 226 and entered the Octagon to confront Daniel Cormier and announced his plans to challenge him for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Cormier, who is already the light heavyweight champion, was fighting to become a two-division champion.

There is a new baddest man on the planet, and his name is Daniel Cormier!

Paul Heyman took to Twitter shortly after UFC 226 to comment on Brock Lesnar's return to UFC.

Cormier called out Lesnar following his big win, when Lesnar came in to crash the party. That's the only time I ever had the reach advantage. He won the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix in 2012 against some of the best competition in the world at the time and defeated Frank Mir and Roy Nelson in his first two UFC fights.

But when they're standing and striking, that's where Miocic's size figures to be a factor.

Now we are here, and the biggest fight the UFC can make is right in front of us. It's exactly what he did against Oezdemir, a devastating puncher like Miocic, until he was able to get the fight to the floor where the former Olympic wrestler lives and breathes.

Prior to his time on the scales, the part-time fireman said: 'I think everyone wants to end the night early, that's the way to go.

Miocic also looked composed and has seen off all-comers as heavyweight king and goes into the bout as favourite.

"I used to hit guys and it would have effect on them". "I was wearing him down, held him against the cage". I'm not going to reinvent the wheel nine years into my career.

"I was crying in this Octagon nearly a year ago to the day", Cormier said. White said Lesnar is "free and clear" for the fight.

That's consistent with how most experts are breaking it down. "I'm a two-division champion, baby".

The right hand that landed on the chin, though, made Cormier one of just five men - along with Randy Couture, B.J. Penn, Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre - to win titles in two different weight classes.

Cormier - who wouldn't rule out defending his light heavyweight title before facing Lesnar - told reporters there was nothing staged about their theatrics.

Brock Lesnar, cageside at UFC 226, challenges Daniel Cormier
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