Daniel Cormier choked out Derrick Lewis in the second round to retain his heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 230 and became the first fighter to defend titles in two weight classes. “A lot of people have to understand that I’ve been doing this for nine years and I fought at a championship level for eight of them,” Cormier said. “If you have a puncher’s chance it’s not good enough.”Also Read - Win Against Itsuki Hirata Can Put an Indian Woman on Global MMA Stage: Ritu Phogat
Cormier had a quick takedown in the first round and turned in a dominant yet dull effort to easily take the round. He didn’t waste much time in the second and left MSG with a little slice of history. He called out former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar for a match in 2019. Also Read - India MMA Star Ritu Phogat Beats Nou Srey Pov to Win Third Straight Title | WATCH VIDEO
Here is the video of the fight. Also Read - Not Far From Achieving my Dream of Becoming MMA World Champion: Ritu Phogat
Cormier had an itch to add a third (yet faux) title. “Bring that belt with you when you come to my house,” Cormier said.
Here is how Twitter reacted.
His bio on his (at)stylebender Instagram account says he likes to “say the darndest things.” Adesanya had something to witty to say to the MSG crowd.
“They say this is a walk in the park? Nah, it’s a walk in the Garden,” Adesanya said.
(With agency inputs)