UFC 230: Cormier submits Lewis to defend heavyweight title

UFC 230: Cormier submits Lewis to defend heavyweight title

Cormier vs. Lewis headlines UFC 230 from Madison Square Garden in NY on November 3rd.

Jon Jones, the former light heavyweight champion who will fight Alexander Gustafsson on December 29 at UFC 232 in Las Vegas for the light heavyweight belt that Cormier now holds, is clearly the greatest of all-time.

Lesnar, the former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE superstar, has consistently been one of the five biggest draws in the history of MMA, and there was already heat building for a showdown with Cormier after they had an in-cage altercation back at UFC 226 in July. However, he hasn't forgotten about Brock Lesnar.

"Two belts for each shoulder!"

"I've got into the octagon into this quicker before I made it into UFC", Lewis said.

At 39, Cormier has suggested he has just one fight left in his decorated MMA career, and Lesnar looks to be the ideal opponent for him in terms of potential revenue. No matter how many times reporters ask him or how much adulation is finally coming his way, the answer is still yes.

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Both Darren Till and Yoel Romero missed weight in fights earlier this year and were still granted title shots, so it might not be the end of the line for Eubanks just yet.

Derrick faces Daniel Cormier on a loaded UFC 230 fight card that also includes the return of "All-American" Chris Weidman, the Welterweight that bested MMA legend Anderson Silva on two separate occasions.

Cormier was a significant betting favorite going into Saturday, and it was clear why. "I feel like fighting at heavyweight is putting all the cards in his favour".

The last time Cormier and Lesnar came face-to-face was after DC defeated Miocic, and the meeting ended in a physical altercation. I like showing them there's a place they can go to in a fight that's so uncomfortable they won't truly push themselves anymore.

Cormier and Lewis are expected to make their respective walks to the Octagon at around 5:30am BST (11:30pm ET and 9:30pm PT). It is not the best visual for a guy like me. Brock did a promo on me calling me a piece of s**t.

Despite the talk of his impending retirement, Cormier insists he's not taking Lewis lightly.

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