Cormier earns dramatic finish over Miocic, claims heavyweight title

Cormier earns dramatic finish over Miocic, claims heavyweight title

He finished Miocic (18-3) on the ground with 27 seconds left in the round by landing several shots to the defenseless champion's head.

It meant that Cormier became a two-weight world champion, and gave the former US Olympic wrestling captain the biggest moment of his sporting career.

McGregor won the UFC lightweight title in late 2016, adding to the featherweight belt which he also held at the time.

Cormier achieved history for himself last night with a stunning first-round KO of Stipe Miocic, but more importantly, he managed to really establish his spot as one of the greatest fighters to ever grace the octagon.

Cormier's 5-inch height disadvantage and 8-inch reach disadvantage against Miocic proved to be no problems - and he actually weighed a few pounds more than Miocic at weigh-ins on Friday.

After the victory, the new heavyweight champion was doing an interview with Joe Rogan before he took the microphone and called out Brock Lesnar. "In the stone age". A smiling Lesnar walked up to Cormier and pushed him, setting off a wild scene. That result was later changed to a "no contest" after it was revealed Lesnar failed multiple drug tests.

"Yeah, you're strong, but everybody's strong." an incensed Cormier said.

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But Lesnar wasn't done trash talking, calling Miocic "a piece of s***" and telling Cormier, "I'm coming for you motherf*****!"

"Yeah, we are definitely going to make that fight", White said.

Lesnar, likely the biggest pay-per-view draw in UFC history, is widely expected to return to MMA later this year or early next year.

The "impromptu" moment has clearly been in the works for some time - a point hammered home when UFC supremo Dana White confirmed after the show that the pair would meet in a match down the line.

"As soon as he came to my seat he was acting like a lunatic", White said.

Cormier flexed and looked pumped up, though the face off with his opponent was amicable enough.

"No, the process has been going on all week".