One of the most genuine and honest people in sports, Cormier heaped praised upon Lewis' power, but it was never a factor.
Back when he was in college, Lewis was sent to prison for 3 and a half years after violating probation stemming from a case where he beat the hell out of a Ku Klux Klan member who had a shotgun. He celebrated with his family in the cage as Lewis trudged out, still in his trunks unlike the last fight that made him a quick star.
"At around 12, 1 o'clock it was to the point where I was kind of singed over and leaning and Bob Cook said, 'If you don't get better then we're going to have to make a decision on whether or not you're going to fight, '" Daniel Cormier stated. The tapout followed soon after. "If you have a puncher's chance, that's not enough".More news: Oprah: 'Not Trying to Test Any Waters' With Abrams Speeches
Daniel Cormier becomes the first double division champion to defend both belts! What Lewis didn't expect was a call to fight Cormier for the belt in less than a month's time. "I feel like being a WWE champion, too".
The closest Cormier came to defeat on Saturday was apparently early on fight day, when he claims he threw out his back. due to a sneeze. Cormier will be stripped of his light heavyweight title and the 205-pound crown will go to the victor of the Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson bout at UFC 232 on December 29 in Las Vegas.
After the fight, Joe Rogan asked Cormier what he thought about a potential showdown with 41-year-old Brock Lesnar.
Jordan Rinaldi topped Jason Knight in the prelim main event on FOX Sports 1, as Sijara Eubanks, Sheymon Moraes and Lyman Good all earned wins. Weidman appeared to be in control of the fight through the first two frames. Weidman finally got caught and clung to Souza's leg as he tried to find his bearings. Whether it takes place in the Octagon or the squared circle - or both it looks like only time will tell but things could get very interesting in this situation. Weidman stunned Souza with a right that smashed the Brazilian's nose, making it spew blood for the remainder of the first round. Adesanya had something to witty to say to the MSG crowd. "Nah, it's a walk in the Garden", Adesanya said.