Cormier (21-1) flattened the UFC's long-reigning heavyweight champ with a right elbow out of a clinch. Cormier finished off Miocic with a series of punches to end the fight with 27 seconds left in the first frame. "I never knew what I could become but tonight I got the answer, I'm a two-division champion, baby", Cormier told Joe Rogan after the fight.
Cormier - who wouldn't rule out defending his light heavyweight title before facing Lesnar - told reporters there was nothing staged about their theatrics.
Cormier's weight jump was only the 3rd "Superfight" in UFC history, the first two were fights that shifted the MMA landscape dramatically: GSP vs BJ Penn in 2009, and Conor McGregor's most recent fight in the sport. "Your day is in the past; 2010 is like the stone age".
Earlier, when pushed about how staged his pro wrestling melee with Lesnar inside the Octagon was received on social media, Cormier gave a similarly revealing response. His win over Mark Hunt was declared a no-contest after he tested positive for a banned substance. I said "okay, see you Saturday".
"Yeah, we are definitely going to make that fight", White said.
Fans Celebrate The Fact Neymar Will Be 'Rolling Home' After Brazil's Defeat
Neymar's second World Cup will be remembered for his diving, rather than his performances on the pitch. The victor of the tie will face either France or Uruguay in St Petersburg on July 10.
He knocked out the American in the closing moments of round one, adding the UFC heavyweight championship to the light-heavyweight one he already holds.
White said that Brock will enter the USADA pool soon, and that he will need to have 6 months of clean testing before he can fight again.
Rumours of his desire to return to MMA began to surface in the midst of WrestleMania season with many fans assuming Lesnar would lose the Universal Championship to Roman Reigns back in April, but Lesnar retained at WrestleMania 34 and the Greatest Royal Rumble. I don't know where they are in the process.