UFC 226 Post-Fight Press Conference

Cormier called out Lesnar to join I'm in the cage following the victory, which Lesnar obliged, before shoving the new heavyweight champion across the Octagon and all hell broke loose.

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 was the most consecutive title defenses in UFC heavyweight history. The first was Conor McGregor, who accomplished the feat in late 2016.

It all comes down to Saturday night in Las Vegas as Miocic faces Cormier in the main event at UFC 226 with the main card kicking off at 10 p.m. ET. Cormier connected with a short but vicious right hook on the break, trailed the fallen Miocic to the mat and blasted him with hammerfists until the job was done.

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UFC 226 ended on a high note after Brock Lesnar made an appearance.

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. I think DC's going to go into this fight with full energy. If that is the case, then he would be eligible to fight at the UFC show in late December and not in November at MSG.

Cormier has been such a dominant force with his grappling throughout the course of his career that it's hard to see how that doesn't become a huge factor in this fight.

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"I should be in the conversation", Cormier said.

"I walked in the building and watched the heavyweight disaster from the beginning", Lesnar said.

Cormier would have remained in the heavyweight division, but he elected to move down to the light heavyweight division because of his teammate, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

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The Cleveland firefighter hadn't lost since December 2014 and hadn't been stopped since September 2012. Featherweight champion Max Holloway was scheduled to defend his title against Brian Ortega, but Holloway dropped out Wednesday night with symptoms of an apparent concussion. Lesnar said he's coming for gold and that Francis Ngannou and Miocic are "pieces of sh*t". Pettis (21-7) staggered his larger opponent with a right hand before winning for just the third time in eight fights since 2014.

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