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Daniel Cormier Is The NEW UFC Heavyweight Champion Of The World And Brock Lesnar Is Next In Line

Folks, it is absolute pandemonium in the world of MMA right now. UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier just knocked out UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic in the very first round of their SUPERFIGHT at UFC 226, called Brock Lesnar into the cage, and just created about a million pay-per-view buys.

I can’t even describe how awesome it was to see Cormier get the win tonight. He’s been one of my favorite fighters for so many years now, and never, EVER got the respect he deserved simply because Jon Jones edged out a decision against him, and then, last Summer, knocked him out. What so many fans of mixed martial arts conveniently forget, however, is that those are the only two losses in Cormier’s career. Nobody else could beat him. No light heavyweight, and no heavyweight. He is undoubtably one of the greatest fighters of all time if not THE greatest fighter of all time, and that’s a fact, jack. He’s also one of the greatest ambassadors the sport has ever had and a true gentleman.

When we had him in the office to do From The Top Rope, I was expecting him to be cool, as I’ve never heard a bad word about the guy, but he blew myself and Carrabis away with his kindness. Talked wrestling with us for an hour, answered every dumb UFC question I had for him, and then stuck around for at least a half an hour after we wrapped the interview just shooting the shit and asking about Barstool and fake-yelling at interns for sitting on lazy boys. I’ll write more about what this championship means to Cormier in the coming days, and probably have a longform blog about it on Monday, but for now I’ll just tell ya that this couldn’t have happened to a better guy and a better fighter. Daniel deserves every bit of those championships.

UFC 226 was ultimately a great event hindered badly by its co-main event, Francis Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis, which was quite possibly the worst fight in company history if not MMA history, but after what we saw at the end there, I doubt anyone will remember tonight for anything but the showmanship of that main event and post-fight. I mean that was legit straight from the Vince McMahon playbook. We know Lesnar and Cormier are friends – or at the very least – FRIENDLY, but we all bought what happened between them just now and we’re all buying their fight (which, if my sources are correct, will take place in November at Madison Square Garden).

Brock looked ten feet taller than Cormier in the cage and possibly five hundred pounds heavier than him – or, scratch that – four hundred and ninety nine pounds heavier than him (DC was lookin’ dumb thicc at heavyweight).

Overall this was a fantastic night for the UFC, a fantastic night for our friend Daniel Cormier, and a fantastic night for fight fans. I live-blogged the whole card, from the Fox Sports 1 prelims to the final blow landed by Cormier, and detailed each and every moment giving minute-by-minute updates along the way, so check that out HERE if you’re looking for more of my coverage/takes on tonight.

God bless the barbaric human cockfighting.