Daniel Cormier Takes Huge Risk Fighting Derrick Lewis

The Double Champ Looks To Get By The Black Beast


One month ago, UFC 230 didn’t have a main event. The UFC knew it needed a big main event for the card being held at Madison Square Garden. On October 9th, the UFC announcing  That was until October 9th when it was announced heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier would put his belt on the line against Derrick Lewis.

Lewis had just fought a few days before the fight was announced at UFC 229, when he had a late, come from behind knockout over Alexander Volkov with just 11 seconds to go in the fight. If there was something close to as impressive as his win that night, it was his interview with Joe Rogan afterward.

Lewis said he wasn’t ready for a title shot at that time, but he was willing to accept a quick turnaround and fight Cormier.

Cormier already has been told by the UFC he will fight former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar in early 2019, so he is taking a big risk fighting Lewis Saturday night. If Cormier gets caught with that lethal right hand Lewis has caught many opponents before, Cormier not only loses the belt, but he’ll also lose on what could be the biggest payday of his career against the well-known Lesnar.

 

 

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