Published: Sun, July 08, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

UFC 226 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

While it never quite hit the superfight status the UFC tried to give to it, the champ vs. champ fight between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic was a quick and violent affair at UFC 226 worth the price of admission. That is the second-lowest figure for a three-round fight in UFC history.

After the surprising news this week that American fighter Max Holloway has been pulled from UFC 226 with "concussion-like symptoms", all eyes now turn to the remaining title fight at UFC 226, Cormier v Miocic.

While the second fight was eventually overturned after Jones tested positive for steroids, he still holds a win over Cormier from their first fight at UFC 182, and it's the only loss on the two-time Olympian's record.

Afterward, Lesnar entered the cage when Cormier took the microphone from Joe Rogan and told him to.

Six months ago, Miocic declared himself the greatest heavyweight after beating Francis Ngannou in Boston.

"I walked in the building and watched the heavyweight disaster from the beginning", Lesnar said. "Anytime a guy does performance-enhancing drugs, and on multiple occasions, they eliminate themselves". 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. For the first time in three years, he didn't leave victorious.

The elite college wrestler made two Olympic teams before transitioning to mixed martial arts and dominating the competition as a heavyweight.

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Cormier elected to drop to light heavyweight only because his friend Cain Velasquez held the UFC heavyweight belt at the time. Cormier and Miocic stood toe-to-toe and traded hands throughout. The story is created to make Brock look as if he is actually holding the championship hostage so that whoever ends up facing him will get a babyface reaction when going up against a heel Lesnar. Lesnar then said, "DC, I'm coming for you motherf**ker!" "The last time I fought somebody I was bigger than was in 2010, and I felt like Muhammad Ali out there". I haven't lost a round at heavyweight.

"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". "I'm excited. I love being champ".

"Hey Brock, get out of my Octagon", Cormier said.

"That's fine", Miocic retorted.

"The only way he can win is to knock me out". That's what I do.

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