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Daniel Cormier retains UFC heavyweight title and calls out Lesnar again

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Daniel Cormier made history at UFC 230 in NY on Saturday as he became the first fighter to successfully defend a title belt in multiple weight classes after he submitted Derrick Lewis in the second round of their title fight, courtesy of a rear naked choke.

Right now, Cormier is focused only on defending his heavyweight title against Lewis Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, but assuming he wins, then it will come time to make some important decisions.

In the event, a clinical, controlled performance from Cormier meant he retained his heavyweight strap to keep alongside his light heavyweight version, and became the first man to defend belts in two weight divisions. Cormier said. "Thank you for blessing me Dana White, I thought I was just getting one".

Not long ago, during a backstage encounter, Derrick Lewis jokingly scolded his upcoming opponent Daniel Cormier for disrespecting Popeyes Chicken, which is apparently his favorite fast food chain to eat.

Cormier (22-1, 1 no-contest) had a quick takedown in the first and turned in a dominant yet tiresome effort to easily take the round. "It's history and Daniel Cormier is one of the best of all-time".

But it was less of a classy message to WWE legend Brock Lesnar, who he called out with a possible fight on the cards at UFC 233. "What a guy Derrick Lewis is". "I truly do appreciate him".

Cormier submitted Lewis with a rear-naked choke hold midway through the second round, in a contest he had controlled from the outset through repeated takedowns as the fight played out as many had expected. Lewis mimicked Cormier's moves from the video at the news conference and both fighters erupted into laughter.

Round two of tonight's UFC 230 headliner begins and Daniel Cormier starts things off with a kick to the body.

"Bring that belt if you're going to come to my house".

"When you get to those numbers and you get 300,000 extra pay-per-view buys, at that number of pay-per-views, that's a big, big number".

It didn't work out that way, of course, and Nurmagomedov - who was rightfully the bookies' favourite - repeatedly took McGregor to the mat and smashed him up over four rounds.

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