Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Brock Lesnar Challenges New UFC Heavyweight Champ Daniel Cormier

Brock Lesnar Challenges New UFC Heavyweight Champ Daniel Cormier

Lesnar, whose most recent WWE appearance was at the Greatest Royal Rumble in April, entered the octagon following Cormier's first-round win over Stipe Miocic at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Daniel Cormier called out Brock Lesnar after becoming the new heavyweight champion, the former UFC champion stormed the ring and shared an explosive moment with Cormier. Pettis (21-7) staggered his larger opponent with a right hand before winning for just the third time in eight fights since 2014.

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"Now there's a guy who I've known for a long time", he began. "I never knew what I could become but tonight I got the answer, I'm a two-division champion, baby", Cormier told Joe Rogan after the fight.

"I was crying in this Octagon nearly a year ago to the day", Cormier said.

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Lesnar wasted no time hitting back: "Let me tell you something, I walk into this building and watch the heavyweight disasters from the beginning". "Miocic, the piece of sh***", Lesnar said. The two were separated by UFC personnel and trainers, and the new champ eventually yelled, "Touch me now, you go to sleep later".

Afterwards, UFC President Dana White confirmed he intends for Cormier's next fight to be a defence of his heavyweight title against Lesnar. Despite Cormier being a vocal critic of fighters who test positive for banned substances, he's willing to give Brock Lesnar a pass. White, when pressed late Saturday, revealed Lesnar re-entered the testing pool last week but repeatedly came up empty when pressed for facts regarding his eligibility. I'm not going to fight him if he's not clean.

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The night's heavyweight co-main event between contender Derrick Lewis and former title challenger Francis Ngannou was expected to deliver an exciting clash, and possibly an early knockout finish. "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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