Daniel Cormier retains UFC heavyweight title and calls out Lesnar again

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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.

After defeating Derrick Lewis via second-round submission in last night's UFC 230 main event, Daniel Cormier revealed that he had injured his back that same morning and was nearly forced to pullout of the contest.

Ultimately Cormier stepped in the octagon and managed to have his way with Lewis en route to a rear-naked choke finish.

The defeat of Lewis means Cormier now boasts 22 victories to his name as he defended the UFC heavyweight title he'd won in July against Stipe Miocic, while the manner of his latest crushing win sent a real message to Lesnar. You know when you're scared to get on the scale and you're like, 'I'm going to wear my clothes to try to lie to myself to try to say I got 10lbs of clothes on.' I weighed 260lbs, the day after Thanksgiving. Oh boy, look at that!

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Jon Jones said that he's not interested in a fight with Daniel Cormier because has "nothing to prove". But, as happened in the first round, Cormier grabbed a single leg and swept Lewis to his back. Ifyou come in here with a puncher's chance, it's not enough. "I'm excited and I feel ready".

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.

"It is kind of insane that it's happening, but really I'm just going into it like it's another fight".

Jordan Rinaldi topped Jason Knight in the prelim main event on FOX Sports 1, as Sijara Eubanks, Sheymon Moraes and Lyman Good all earned wins.

"And I weighed in at 205lbs on January 19 to fight Volkan Oezdemir". Weidman stunned Souza with a right that smashed the Brazilian's nose, making it spew blood for the remainder of the first round.

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.