Daniel Cormier Chokes Out Derrick Lewis to Keep UFC Heavyweight Title, Calls Out Brock Lesnar

“Let’s go, Brock!”

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Daniel Cormier popped a sweat facing Derrick “My balls was hot” Lewis in UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden, but he didn’t have to work that hard. He beat Lewis with a choke hold in the second round, and when he shouldered his record-setting second title belt, he looked ready for another match. 

His words left no doubt about that. He wants that match with a very big target: former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar

As Joe Rogan held up the mic, Cormier said, “Brock Lesnar! When you come, bring that brand new WWE title too, I feel like being a WWE champion too. Let’s go! Let’s go, Brock! Bring that belt with you if you come to my house.”

Cormier had something else to say. “Two belts for each shoulder! I get to look at this again. It’s history and Daniel Cormier is one of the best of all-time.”

Cormier’s decisive win was against an opponent with superior reach, one who looked like he was in better shape and equally strong, but the end was in sight in the first round, when he first took Lewis to the mat. 

Cormier remained in charge after that, and his win with a rear naked choke in round 2 just seemed like a foregone conclusion. With that he established himself as the first MMA champ to successfully defend titles in different weight classes—heavyweight and light heavyweight.

As for his challenge: He doesn’t just want to face Brock Lesnar in the Octagon—he wants to add a third belt to his collection with the big man’s title as WWE Universal Champion. 

“Bring that belt with you when you come to my house,” Cormier said. 

Both fighters are ready to go. Following Cormier’s win against Stipe Miocic, Lesnar confronted him with trash talk and a shoving match, clearly setting the stage for a future showdown. 

They’ll have to wait a while—Lesnar still isn’t done serving a 2016 USADA suspension for banned substances.