Tonight, the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts company held one of the most important events of the year, UFC 226. In the main event, the Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier defeated former champion Stipe Miocic for the title, in a fight with high expectations for WWE fans due to the presence of Brock Lesnar and the possibility of facing him. winner of this night, possibility that seems to have come true.
After Cormier’s victory by knockout in the first round, the now two-division champion was interviewed by UFC presenter Joe Rogan. During the same, “DC” decided to take the microphone to address a few words to the WWE Universal champion.
“There’s a guy that I’ve known for a long time, he’s a wrestler, he’s an All-American, he’s a former UFC champion, I never thought I would fight him but Brock Lesnar, get your ass in here,” Cormier said as the crowd erupted.
Lesnar’s response was immediate as he immediately climbed into the octagon where he had a hard exchange of words with the champion, becoming separated by a human barrier. The former champion decided to accept the challenge to the best style after insulting the current heavyweight division of the UFC.
“Let me tell you something, I walked into this building and watched a heavyweight disaster from the beginning,” Lesnar said. “[Francis] Ngannou is a piece of s—. Miocic is a piece of s—. DC, I’m coming for you m—–f—–.”
In this way, the duel was raised, although the date is officially unknown. At this moment Lesnar is suspended by USADA, due to the positive ruling for prohibited substances during his last fight in the company against Mark Hunt. however, several media report that “The Beast” and “DC” would fight in November of this year at Madison Square Garden.
Brock Lesnar will fight the winner of tonight’s main event in November at Madison Square Garden for the UFC heavyweight championship, multiple sources confirm.
— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) July 8, 2018
The sure thing is that Lesnar is on USADA’s test lists and could be released from his suspension early, something that was presumed to be possible before the announcement of the fight that took place tonight. On the other hand, WWE echoed Lesnar’s presence at the UFC event and published a brief press release recalling that Paul Heyman justified the absence of the Universal champion due to problems with his contract. Currently, the rumors seemed to point to a defense in SummerSlam, in what could be the fighter’s last appearance before returning to the company that saw him as heavyweight champion in 2008.