Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Daniel Cormier says he wants to slap Brock Lesnar at UFC 230

Daniel Cormier says he wants to slap Brock Lesnar at UFC 230

"He feels like it would be ideal to fight a guy like me that don't have as much skills on short notice before the Jones fight and he thinks it's going to be an easy fight for him".

But Cormier has already announced plans to retire in early 2019 as he approaches his 40th birthday.

Cormier and Lesnar had an octagon encounter following UFC 226 in July, and it saw Lesnar push the dual-champ after he claimed his second belt with a first-round knockout of Stipe Miocic. UFC 230 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the heavyweight title fight taking place Saturday, November 3 on Pay-Per-View. Vince McMahon or anybody else would've build a guy to the point that you like him.

"It's insane that people say me and Lesnar would be a mega fight when the reality is the mega fight is Jones and I", Cormier told FloCombat.

Meanwhile, Jones is arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all time and he stands as the only person to hand Cormier a defeat during his entire career. "Nobody told me to fight Jon Jones". "I've worked a long time again to be able to walk away and not be a guy that ends up on his back".

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There's no reasonable reason for anyone to criticize Cormier for going after the most lucrative retirement fight he can find.

As for Lewis, Cormier says he respects him as a fighter - but at the end of the day, he's gonna beat Derrick's ass. "If he tries to step in that cage again, I'm going to slap him in his face".

Cormier, 39, thinks Lesnar intends on showing up at UFC 230 in order to "look after his investment".

As for his UFC 229 post-fight interview, in which he ripped off his shorts because "my balls was hot", Lewis says: "I'm always saying insane things".

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