Derrick Lewis Says Prison, Rough Past Led To UFC Stardom

Daniel Cormier On Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones: 'The Mega Fight Is Jones & I'

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.

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