The declaration of the headliner heavyweight title battle one month from now at UFC 230 in New York between Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis certainly amazed a couple of fans, given the short notice. Cormier had declared beforehand that he would resign from MMA for good by March 2019 and a battle with World Wrestling Entertainment whiz Brock Lesnar had been penciled in for “mid 2019.”
Gossipy tidbits were drifting around that he may choose to protect his light heavyweight belt against long-lasting adversary Jon Jones who is coming back from a multi month suspension from USADA. At last, Cormier was offered Lewis without prior warning in the process was stripped of his light heavyweight belt which will be at stake when Jones faces Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 in December.
Cormier as of late talked with ESPN about the lucrative arrangement the UFC offered and why he chose to acknowledge it without prior warning:”I didn’t think I would battle on this card, however the arrangement I got was so great,” Cormier said. “There was no chance I could state no, sincerely. Particularly with a person like Derrick, who isn’t known for the best cardio. I must begin quick and expectation I can push harder than him, even with a short camp.”
Cormier knows about his obstructing, if willful, retirement date and claims to pick his spots precisely.”Tallying the Lewis battle, I believe I’m down to two battles left,” Cormier said. “Perhaps this will be a surprisingly beneficial turn of events, the way that I don’t have an insane, long battle camp to pound myself. That may drag out it for me, however at the present time, I think I have this one and possibly one more. I can even now battle in March and hit my retirement date. The one rival that would matter to me more than anything is Jones, since he’s beaten me twice.
“The one that would mean all the more fiscally would be Lesnar,” Cormier included. “I figure I would dependably pick the one that implies more, however my better half may have a remark about that.”Previous UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic was baffled he didn’t get approval to battle one month from now for the belt. Cormier said he wouldn’t have acknowledged the battle against Miocic regardless of whether it was offered as he trusts Miocic offers an alternate of difficulties.
“I would not have acknowledged a rematch against StipeMiocic without prior warning, too great under these conditions,” Cormier said. “I’m not saying Derrick isn’t great, but rather Stipe is fit for beating me in various ways. He does diverse things well. I think in this battle, Derrick needs to thump me out to win.”More often than not, if a person just has one way to triumph, I do entirely well,” Cormier finished up. “Indeed, I will concede the adversary calculated into this.”