Jon Jones Isn't Interested In Trilogy Fight With Daniel Cormier

Bessie Dean
November 4, 2018

Cormier, who became a two-weight world champion when he defeated Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 adding to his light-heavyweight strap, will meet Derek Lewis tomorrow night (Saturday, October 3).

But then Lewis started stringing together victories and developing a cult following on social media, and when he rallied in the final seconds to defeat Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 to earn his ninth win in his last 10 appearances, the Houston native established himself as a legitimate title contender.

Brock Lesnar and Daniel Cormier are 2 guys who seem destined to fight in the UFC at this point.

The victory keeps up Cormier's remarkable unbeaten career record at heavyweight, which now stands at 15 fights, and moves him to 22-1 overall, with 1 no contest.

"Bring that belt with you when you come to my house", Cormier said. Some fans in the crowd booed Cormier for dominating Lewis with his ground game - perhaps hoping to see Lewis land another stunning knockout blow - but the Black Beast never managed to land any power punches.

Cormier, who also holds the light heavyweight crown, made quick work of an overmatched fellow American Lewis with a rear naked choke in the middle of the second round.

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As if you needed reminding, Daniel Cormier is one of the greatest of all time. I've beaten him twice.

UFC president Dana White has said he wanted a Lesnar-Cormier bout signed for next year, a showcase that would surely be the biggest ever for heavyweights.

By any measure, Derrick Lewis should have just as good a shot at beating Daniel Cormier as McGregor had against Nurmagomedov. Lewis was able to get right back up, though still pressed against the cage. Lesnar shoved Cormier in the chest while the fighters traded insults to hype a potential future bout.

Cormier showed a ton of respect for Lewis all week long in the leadup to their fight but the two-division champion understood why he was a massive favorite according to every odds maker on the planet.

"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". I always say that a lot of this fighting is not personal to me.

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