White confirms Lesnar-Cormier: 'We're definitely going to make that fight'


Former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE superstar Brock Lesnar was in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to watch Miocic and Cormier do battle for the belt at UFC 226.

Lesnar came out of a almost five-year retirement to face Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in Las Vegas. There's the fact that he hasn't fought since 2016, and the fact that he hasn't legitimately won a fight since 2010. Cormier's first round KO made him the first competitor to hold the Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight straps simultaneously.

"I don't want to fight him if he's dirty, man", Cormier said. However, the bout was pulled from the card after Holloway experienced concussion symptoms during fight week.

A win over Miocic would go a long way toward proving Cormier's claim. However, Lesnar tested positive for a banned substance and was suspended for a year.

After finishing his post-fight interview, Cormier took the mic to cut a WWE style promo, demanding that Brock stepped into the cage.

I say all of this as a huge Stipe Miocic fan. For the first time in three years, he didn't leave victorious. Those guys eliminate themselves.

'I'm going to do what I have to do.

Lesnar, who turns 41 next week, retired from mixed martial arts in February 2017, which meant he was no longer included in USADA's testing pool under the UFC's anti-doping program.

The show capped the UFC's annual International Fight Week in early July in its hometown.

UFC president Dana White said afterwards that a fight between Cormier and Lesnar will happen. Cormier connected with a short but vicious right hook on the break, trailed the fallen Miocic to the mat and blasted him with hammerfists until the job was done.

"It's weird", Cormier said.

'If I fought again around November, I could fight again around March and be done'. I haven't lost a round at heavyweight. Meanwhile, the People's Champion Stipe Miocic has endeared himself to the average Joe by being a throwback to another generation when a professional athlete also held a regular job in the offseason, as does the part-time firefighter. "But Saturday, I'm the new champion". After reigning for more than two years atop a notoriously unstable division, Miocic didn't hesitate to risk his belt in a career-defining bout.