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White confirms Lesnar-Cormier: 'We're definitely going to make that fight'

White confirms Lesnar-Cormier: 'We're definitely going to make that fight'”

Las Vegas It was a stunner in Sin City.

It was reported by Bleacher Report's Jeremy Botter prior to Cormier's first-round knockout of Stipe Miocic that Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon for a bout with the victor of the UFC 226 main event at Madison Square Garden on November 3.

Prior to the championship bout, betting favorites Francis Ngannou (11-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC), Paul Felder (15-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC), Michael Chiesa (14-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and Gokhan Saki (1-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) were all beaten by their respective opponents. Cormier called Lesnar into the cage, and Lesnar shoved Cormier in the chest while the fighters traded insults to hype a potential future bout. It finally gives him the respect that he deserves. "This is the chance for both of us to prove what we can do in unique circumstances".

And Brazilian powerhouse Costa engaged in a wild back-and-forth war with Jamaican-born New Yorker Uriah "Primetime" Hall. Good shot. What are you going to do? Under a massive spotlight, he failed, plain and simple.

Cormier bulked up from his normal fighting weight of 205 for the super fight.

"I'm 39-years-old and I've been second a lot of times but today, I finally accomplished everything".

Cormier's five-inch height disadvantage and eight-inch reach disadvantage against Miocic proved to be no problems - and he actually weighed a few pounds more than Miocic at weigh-ins on Friday. The height wasn't the only advantage Miocic had, as the former champ had an 80-inch reach, compared to Cormier's 72-inch reach - but Cormier brushed that disadvantage aside too.

Lesnar was cageside at UFC 226, and entered the Octagon after the conclusion of the fight following a challenge from Cormier. Tonight I got the answer.

But to dispense of the longest-reigning champion in the division's 25-year history in this fashion?

The fight barely over, Cormier began promoting the next.

Two UFC fighters have slammed a recent incident involving Brock Lesnar as nothing more than WWE-style fakery. Lesnar then shouted out insults, including one about Miocic. "Lesnar hit me up a couple days ago and says, 'Sorry I went dark on you, I had some stuff I had to take care of, but I'm going to come to the fight this weekend.' Okay, see you Saturday".

If Lesnar has re-entered the drug testing pool, that means he would be eligible to fight again as early as January 2019 for the showdown against Cormier in the UFC.

Cormier, who is also the light heavyweight champion, became only the second two-division champion in UFC history.

"Every time he clinches and comes out of it, he drops his hands", he said.

Miocic, of Cleveland, landed a handful of right hands in the fight, but Cormier's hand speed stood out.

Cormier, a former Olympic wrestler, put an end to Miocic's historic reign of three consecutive title defenses.



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