While Conor McGregor deals with legal troubles and the fact he hasn’t been in the octagon ring in well over a year, UFC is desperately looking for their next big draw. Enter Daniel Cormier.
Cormier became the new UFC heavyweight champion on Saturday night in quick and impressive fashion. After battling back and forth for a good portion of the opening round, Cormier landed a stiff right hook to the jaw of the seemingly unstoppable Miocic to shock the world and claim victory.
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After getting his hand raised, Cormier played host to a ringside Brock Lesnar who decided to crash the festivities. Cormier figured it’s never to early to pick your next opponent.
After a brief pause, Lesnar grabbed the mic and ripped the entire UFC heavyweight division, delivering numerous expletives in a 20-second tirade that showed more passion than anything he’s put forth in WWE over the last few years.
“Let me tell you something. I walked into this building and watched the heavyweight disasters from the beginning. [Francis] Ngannou is a piece of shit. Miocic is a piece of shit. DC, I’m coming for you, motherf—er,” he screamed.
In order to step into the Octagon again, Lesnar is required to spend six months in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency drug testing pool as the result of a performance-enhancing substance violation he committed in his UFC 200 win over Mark Hunt.
Lesnar has held the WWE Universal Championship for over a year and recently re-signed a short-term deal after WrestleMania 34 in April continue holding the title. It is believed that he will next fight at WWE SummerSlam in August, where it would make sense to drop the title.
All signs point towards a November showdown between Cormier and Lesnar. November would not only make a lot of sense, it’s also the company’s annual visit to the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden.