Daniel Cormier added the UFC heavyweight championship to his light heavyweight title Saturday night, stopping Stipe Miocic in dramatic fashion during the first round of their superfight at UFC 226 and become only the second man in the history of UFC after Conor McGregor to simultaneously hold World title in two different weight classes.
Conor McGregor was the UFC’s featherweight champ in 2016 when he took the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez.
“I was a heavyweight for a long time, and I left the division,” Cormier said. “I never knew what I could become, but tonight I got the answer. I’m a two-division champion, baby!”
“I am 39 years old and I have been second a lot of times but today I finally accomplished everything,” Cormier said. “From crying in this very same Octagon last year almost a year to the day to becoming the UFC champion. It is the most amazing thing I have ever experienced.”
After the post-fight interview, Cormier called Lesnar into the cage, and Lesnar shoved Cormier in the chest while the fighters traded insults to hype a potential future bout.
“Push me now, (and) you’re going to sleep later,” Cormier yelled at Lesnar. “Your days are in the past. In the stone age.”
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