Cormier gave Lewis a wrestling lesson at Madison Square Garden and encountered little resistance before forcing Lewis to tap out to a rear naked choke in the second round.
It's easy to see why so few people are giving Lewis a shot on Saturday night. I always say that a lot of this fighting is not personal to me.
Not long ago, during a backstage encounter, Derrick Lewis jokingly scolded his upcoming opponent Daniel Cormier for disrespecting Popeyes Chicken, which is apparently his favorite fast food chain to eat.
Cormier had an itch to add a third (yet faux) title.
Cormier and Lesnar have been linked to fight each other since they scuffled inside the cage following Cormier's victory over Stipe Miocic earlier this year, and the championship bout seems all but confirmed following a dominant win by Cormier against Derrick Lewis in NY.
"Joe Rogan, you are the man but I want to kiss you!" "There's something different about him, and that's how I know what's in front of me this weekend".
He just needs one punch, and even if we've said that before all-too-recently, that doesn't mean it's impossible.
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UFC President Dana White recently stated that he had no problems with Lesnar bring the WWE Universal Championship with him to the octagon, although he didn't believe that was something Vince McMahon would allow.
Despite conceding height, reach, weight and power advantages to the challenger, two-time Olympic wrestler Cormier dominated the contest.
"I got this scale in my house, which I swear is heavy but I don't think it is". "I was like, 'I don't know how we're going to explain this when I sneezed and hurt my back.' That's getting old". Cormier was able to put Lewis on his back and control him on the ground.
At the end of the day, Cormier is the favourite for a reason and if Lewis wins Saturday night it will go down as one of the biggest upsets in UFC history.
"And I weighed in at 205lbs on January 19 to fight Volkan Oezdemir". "Stuff like that means something to me, which is a bit risky because the UFC knows, if they dangle the carrot, they know they can get me to bite by putting all that historical stuff in front of me".
"Look who just slid into our DMs before the weigh in", the fried chicken joint tweeted, with a picture of Lewis chomping on a drumstick.