Cormier KO's Miocic To Become UFC's Second Ever Two-Weight Champion

Cormier KO's Miocic To Become UFC's Second Ever Two-Weight Champion

It's hard to blame the UFC for trying to manufacture this drama in what should be its most exciting division.

The light-heavyweight champion is challenging Stipe Miocic for his crown in the main event of Saturday night's stellar card, with both men already making weight.

Cormier (21-1-1NC) flattened the UFC's long-reigning heavyweight champ with a right uppercut out of a clinch. Conor McGregor was the UFC's featherweight champ in 2016 when he took the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez.

As Lesnar left, Cormier had one final thing to say as his family gathered in the center of the Octagon. I never thought I would fight him. "I'm a two-division champion, baby!"

In January 2017, he was hit with a one-year suspension by The United States Anti-Doping Agency and has around five or six months of his ban remaining.

Cormier has reached its pinnacle with less than a year to go until reaching his self-imposed retirement age of 40.

"I am 39 years old and I've been second many times", he told co-commentator Joe Rogan after the fight. "But today, I have accomplished everything I ever wanted". From crying in this very same octagon nearly a year age today ... "I got some pictures to take".

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Instead of letting Cormier, who has always been an exemplary representative for the company, bask in his much-deserved moment, the UFC allowed the post-fight festivities to devolve into a poorly executed WWE promo, starring none other than Brock Lesnar.

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. Their brief exchange went something like this: Cormier: Push me now, get slept later. Your days are the past, 2010.

Saturday night should have been all about Daniel Cormier.

Lesnar, who turns 41 next week, won and lost the UFC heavyweight title during his brief MMA career, but he hasn't won a fight that wasn't overturned since 2010.

Welterweight slugger "Platinum" Mike Perry and short-notice replacement Paul "The Irish Dragon" Felder served up an incredible three-round war in their main card bout.

Cormier was overcome with tears when Dana White wrapped the heavyweight belt around his waist.

Perry edged the fight via split-decision after a non-stop, drag-out affair, but Felder's coach Duke Roufus confirmed to press row after the fight that his man fought nearly all of the fight with a broken arm after sustaining an injury early in the first round. Light heavyweight Khalil Rountree kicked off the PPV card with a surprising first-round stoppage of Gokhan Saki, a heralded Dutch kickboxer in his third pro MMA fight.

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