There’s no beating Daniel Cormier. Not at the heavyweight level, anyway. Saturday night at UFC 230, Cormier won again — submitting Derrick Lewis with a rear-naked choke in the second round.
— UFC (@ufc) November 4, 2018
But that’s not all. Cormier even made history in the process, improving his UFC record (at heavyweight) to 15-0. Meanwhile, he’s 4-0 at that level in the UFC. Needless to say, he wants everybody to know about it.
“It’s history, baby,” Cormier told Joe Rogan in the octagon following the fight. “History in the making — Daniel Cormier, one of the best of all time!”
And he’s not wrong. With the win Saturday night, DC became the first fighter to ever hold two titles simultaneously and successfully defend both. That’s not nothing. And it’s been part of a long, incredible journey for the champion.
“I think a lot of people have to understand, I’ve been doing this for nine years. I’ve fought at the championship level for eight of them. There are no surprises with me. If you have a puncher’s chance, that’s not enough. You have to be one of the best in the world to even compete.”
We don’t know what the future holds for DC, of course. But we know what he wants. And at 39 years old, the day is coming when the UFC will no longer be able to give it to him.