Cormier and Miocic face off at ceremonial weigh-in ahead of UFC 226

Daniel Cormier knocks out Stipe Miocic to become UFC heavyweight champion, calls out wrestling star Brock Lesnar

Are we going to get Cormier v Lesnar? White had previously said Lesnar would be returning to the company later this year.

An exceptional moment proceeded what would end up being the most talked about callout in recent memory.

After beating Miocic, Cormier engaged in a bit of clearly planned theatrics with Brock Lesnar, the professional wrestler and former UFC heavyweight champion. But, given the state of its heavyweight division, the same can not be said for the UFC.

It all could have ended under the bright lights of the octagon, as he celebrated one of the truly all-time great accomplishments. He can either wait for Lesnar or go back down to light heavyweight and defend the 205-pound title.

- Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic attended the post-fight press conference, showed up on FOX Sports 1 and even posted a message to his fans on social media after losing to Daniel Cormier at UFC 226. "I never knew what I could become but tonight I got the answer: Heavyweight champion, baby!"

Cormier: Hey Brock, get out of my Octagon.

We don't need this fight and we certainly don't need these over-the-top theatrics. However, it seems the UFC has other plans much to the disappointment of Blaydes.

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"I was a heavyweight for a long time and I left the division", Cormier said. [Francis] Ngannou is a piece of shit. Miocic is a piece of s--.

"Push me now, [and] you're going to sleep later", Cormier, 39, yelled at Lesnar.

The 40-year old finished by smacking the microphone into the camera lens.

Lesnar, the UFC's most marquee heavyweight ever, was back in the saddle.

Those feats alone are enough to cement his future placement in the UFC Hall of Fame.

Here are my thoughts on what comes next for the fighters who came away from UFC 226 with a loss on their records. Lesnar hasn't fought since beating Mark Hunt at UFC 200 and failing a doping test in 2016.

A tough heavyweight contender with a low profile like Alexander Volkov doesn't make sense to Cormier, who mentioned Lesnar, a rematch with Miocic and a trilogy bout against Jones if he's reinstated as possibilities.

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