Cormier decisions Lewis to set up possible Lesnar clash

Daniel Cormier has so far not picked up defeat in his 15 heavyweight bouts

Two-division world champion, Daniel Cormier has decisioned Derrick Lewis to set up a possible clash with Brock Lesnar.

The former has also cemented his position as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters by dominating Lewis at UFC 230.

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His latest victory could set up a fight with Lesnar who has not competed inside the octagon for two years.

Despite conceding height, reach, weight and power advantages to his opponent, two-time Olympic wrestler, Cormier totally bossed the UFC tie.

He also did well enough to go ahead and submit his rival quickly in the second round via rear-naked choke.

It was undoubtedly one of the most comfortable conquests of the 39-year-old’s recent UFC career.

And as a result of his very easy win over Lewis, he has extended his unbeaten record as a heavyweight.

But Cormier has acknowledged the fact that he felt the challenger’s power during the contest.

He applauded fan favorite, Lewis who came into the contest with the highest number of knockouts in UFC heavyweight history.

Cormier appreciates Lewis

“Everything which he did during the bout with him had unbelievable power,” Cormier said.

“What a guy Derrick Lewis is and I truly do appreciate him.

“It was simply an honour to have had the opportunity to share the octagon with him,” he added.

One man who was at that very same level a few years back is none other than Lesnar.

The WWE superstar won the UFC heavyweight title in such a blistering manner back in the year 2008.

And that happened to be only his fourth professional bout when he humbled UFC great, Randy Couture at UFC 91.

He lost his title to Cain Velasquez in his third defence and then decided to go into retirement from MMA.

But that was on the back of picking up a bashing at the hands of Alistair Overeem in December, 2011.

A comeback at UFC 200 in 2016 saw him defeat Mark Hunt only to have the outcome as a no-contest.

And that was after he had allegedly tested positive for the banned substance, clomiphene.

Now after he has finally served his ban, the road is very much clear for Lesnar to make a return.

Cormier on the other hand has revealed that he wants to retire on his 40th birthday on 20 March, 2019.

But he hopes to face Lesnar in a dream fight which would earn him the biggest payday of his sporting career.

Addressing Lesnar, Cormier said: “Brock Lesnar, when you come, bring that brand new WWE title, I feel like being a WWE champion too.”

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