Daniel Cormier claims UFC heavyweight championship with KO of Stipe Miocic

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He is now the UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion, becoming just the second fighter in the promotion's history to hold two belts simultaneously.

Stipe Miocic has given his reaction to his loss to Daniel Cormier.

White had to get between Lesnar and Cormier before Lesnar got on the microphone himself.

Cormier recently told SN his March 2019 retirement is a hard deadline . In the same week that LeBron James once again bolts from Cleveland fans, leaving them in the dust, Stipe Miocic is fighting fires and saving his fellow citizens as an Independence Firemen.

It was pure pro wrestling promotion, but it starts the hype ahead of a potential matchup between the pair, with rumours circulating that they will meet at UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden in NY on 3 November. He had continued success with his jab, eventually opening up a cut above his adversary's eye.

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Cormier has been trying to carve a niche of his own but the specter of Jon Jones looms no matter how high he flies.

We see this fight playing out very much like that with Cormier parrying Miocic's punches and keeping him at bay until he ultimately gets a takedown. Herb Dean issued him another warning.

Heavy blows ensued, but Cormier landed big first.

The fireworks weren't over after the right hand put Miocic down and out.

The pair briefly faced off, before Lesnar firmly shoved the newly-crowned champion backwards. He was awarded the knockout victory at 4:38 of the first round.

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Cormier would have remained in the heavyweight division, but he elected to move down to the light heavyweight division because of his teammate, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

If Cormier can win and claim two championship belts at the same time, it will be one of the most impressive accomplishments in MMA history.

"I'm 5-foot-11, at best, in my tall shoes, and I'm a grinder, and that's what I'm going to do on Saturday". He also kept his pristine record as a heavyweight intact, moving up to 14-0 in the division. Cormier and Lesnar are expected to battle for the UFC heavyweight title sometime before the year is out. The WWE star entered into the Octagon to build up an inevitable title fight.

Prior to his time on the scales, the part-time fireman said: 'I think everyone wants to end the night early, that's the way to go. "Miocic, the piece of sh***", Lesnar said. "So, Lesnar hit me up a couple of days ago and said "sorry I went dark on you but I had some stuff I had to take care of and I am going to come to the fight this weekend".

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