Brock Lesnar Storms Stage After Cormier Knocks Out Miocic at UFC 226

Carla Harmon
July 9, 2018

Cormier knocked out Stipe Miocic in the first round of their UFC 226 main event to become a two-division champion.

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

Prior to his time on the scales, the part-time fireman said: 'I think everyone wants to end the night early, that's the way to go. "I never thought I would fight him, but Brock Lesnar, get your ass in here", Cormier said.

What did you guys think of the fight and DC's performance? Ex-champion Brock Lesnar, who has been in the WWE, entered the ring and he shoved Cormier.

Telling the recently-retired Brit about the openings he sees during the breaks in the clinch battle, the two-weight world champion described the exact weakness he ended up exploiting on Saturday night.

Dana White was asked about Brock Lesnar's return after UFC 226, and he said, "he's back, and now you know he's back".

This is a little different kind of match for both Miocic and Cormier.

Cormier, who is also the current UFC light heavyweight champion, mentioned during his post-fight press conference a desire to fight again this year before concluding his career in 2019.

Moments after winning the first-round knockout, Cormier took the microphone to celebrate his victory, and telling Lesnar to meet him in the Octagon. He reddened Miocic's face with punches, and the finishing sequence was reminiscent of combinations he threw the last time he fought at heavyweight, in 2013. Cormier proceeded to fire shots while his opponents lay defenceless, forcing the referee to call the fight right there and then with 27 seconds remaining on the clock. "He's going to pop up on the board here soon on Monday or Tuesday". Lesnar won the fight via unanimous decision, but it was later changed to a no-contest after the positive tests were revealed.

The 40-year-old Lesnar formally retired about six months into that suspension, meaning, under the UFC's anti-doping policy, he must serve another six months once he re-enters the company's USADA-run drug-testing pool. "I don't know where they are in the process but he is going to pop up on the board here soon".

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