On Saturday, Lewis will be fighting for a championship only 28 days later against a guy, in Cormier, who holds the belt in both the heavyweight and light-heavyweight divisions.
And why not? This will not go down as one of the best UFC headliners this year, but Cormier will go down as one of the best fighters ever, and there's no question he's on borrowed time.
At 39, Cormier has suggested he has just one fight left in his decorated MMA career, and Lesnar looks to be the ideal opponent for him in terms of potential revenue.
Cormier will be stripped of his light heavyweight title and the 205-pound crown will go to the victor of the Jones-Alexander Gustafsson bout at UFC 232 on December 29 in Las Vegas.
After an electric undercard, it was down to the "Double Champ" and the challenger with nothing to lose, closing out the show with the heavyweight title hanging in the balance.
As the action got started, Lewis manage to throw a couple of kicks early but it didn't take long for Cormier to press forward and latch onto a leg and then trip "The Black Beast" down to the mat.
Lewis didn't get back up again.
"It's insane that people say me and Lesnar would be a mega fight when the reality is the mega fight is Jones and I", Cormier told FloCombat.
Meanwhile, Jones is arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all time and he stands as the only person to hand Cormier a defeat during his entire career.
At the end of the day, Cormier is the favourite for a reason and if Lewis wins Saturday night it will go down as one of the biggest upsets in UFC history.
"Everything he did had unbelievable power", he said.
"So for him to say, "I don't think he deserves a title shot" or, 'I'm not going to grant him (a title shot)', who are you to grant me anything?" I love his Instagram, I love his story and it was an honor for me to share the Octagon with him.
Cormier won the heavyweight crown when he flattened Stipe Miocic, a bout that ended with theatrics after he called Lesnar into the cage. Three years I've been the light-heavyweight champion because this dude can't stay out of trouble. "There's no surprises with me". So me challenging Daniel Cormier would be making it a personal thing. Ifyou come in here with a puncher's chance, it's not enough.
In an interview with ABC News on Thursday, Cengiz called on President Donald Trump to help bring Khashoggi's killers to justice. Erdogan said there was more to Khashoggi's death than just action by "a group of security officials", he said.
But the failure is worrisome, since Soyuz is the only human-rated spacecraft used to get people to and from the space station. More recently, Russia's space program has been dogged by a string of failed satellite launches involving unmanned vehicles.
Earlier, Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that Gandhi and other leaders were arrested from the CBI headquarters. Asthana is said to have withstood huge political pressures during the fodder scam probe.
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Also among the dead were passers-by who had been picnicking in the area, he said, adding that a nearby bridge had collapsed. -Gen. Thirteen people escaped the flooding without injuries, with some holding on to rocks to survive.
Police say two of the children were 6-year-old twins , WSBT reported, and they were with their 9-year-old sister. A fearless girl tried to shield her brothers, when they were all killed while trying to catch a school bus.
Police said he remained in custody. "The Magna Carta has not been damaged and nobody was injured in the incident". The suspect was arrested on suspicion of attempted theft, possession of an offensive weapon and criminal damage.
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Former England manager Glenn Hoddle 'seriously ill'
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