In excess of a couple of eyebrows were raised when it was declared that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier would put his title on hold against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 on Nov. 3, 2018 in New York, N.Y. Daniel Cormier on accepting Derrick Lewis title fight at UFC 230.
That is on the grounds that “DC” was unyieldingly waiting for Brock Lesnar, while “Dark Beast” had quite recently thumped out Alexander Volkov two days preceding the declaration at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Nevada So for what reason did Cormier acknowledge the short-see battle against one of the hardest-hitters ever of hand to hand fighting (MMA). It just seemed well and good pennies.
“I didn’t think I would battle on this card, yet the arrangement I got was so great,” Cormier said. “There was no chance I could state no, genuinely. 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,” said Cormier in an ongoing meeting with ESPN.
The battle against Lewis will be one of two staying on his current UFC bargain, which will be his last as he will resign in mid 2019. Not long ago, it was reported that the advancement would strip “DC” of his Light Heavyweight title with the end goal to permit Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson go after it at UFC 232 on December 29.
All things considered, Daniel has the alternative to confront the victor, or wait for Lesnar in what might be the last battle of his storied profession.
Daniel Cormier on accepting Derrick Lewis title fight at UFC 230
“Tallying the Lewis battle, I believe I’m down to two battles left,” Cormier said. “Possibly this will be a surprisingly beneficial turn of events, the way that I don’t have an insane, long battle camp to thump myself. That may draw out it for me, yet at the present time, I think I have this one and possibly one more. I can at present battle in March and hit my retirement date,” he included.
“The one rival that would matter to me more than anything else is Jones, since he’s beaten me twice. The one that would mean all the more fiscally would be Lesnar. I figure I would dependably pick the one that implies more, however my better half may have a remark about that,” he joked.Stipe Miocic, the man Cormier thumped out to wind up “champ-champ,” as of late turned out in disobedience of the Lewis battle, saying he tossed his name in the cap to rematch Daniel at UFC 230. Cormier — who is as yet recuperating from a busted hand – says he could never acknowledge a short-see rematch against the previous longest ruling heavyweight champ.Daniel Cormier on accepting Derrick Lewis title fight at UFC 230
“I would not have acknowledged a rematch against Stipe Miocic 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. Ordinarily, if a person just has one way to triumph, I do really well. Truly, I will concede the adversary considered into this,” conceded the legitimate “champ-champ.”Daniel Cormier on accepting Derrick Lewis title fight at UFC 230