Daniel Cormier slams fans and fighters who think his altercation with Brock Lesnar was staged

The ending to UFC 226 on Saturday night is going to be all MMA fans will be talking about for quite some time. 

In the main event of the pay-per-view, Daniel Cormier challenged Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight Championship.


DC was bidding to add Stipe’s belt to the light-heavyweight gold he already holds – and to become the second person to ever win titles in two weight classes simultaneously. 

And that’s exactly what he did. 

As the first round came to a close, Cormier caught his opponent with a stiff right hand, knocking him to the floor. 

Strong ground and pound followed – and seconds later, Miocic was out cold. 

With the win, DC establishes himself as an all-time great, but he’s far from done yet.


Shortly after the fight, Cormier jumped onto the mic to call out Brock Lesnar, who was watching cageside. 

He demanded Brock “get his ass into the ring” – and The Beast obliged. A small scuffle ensued and after a bit of trash talk and some pushing, Lesnar was escorted away from the Octagon. 

It was very entertaining, but the kind of thing we don’t normally see in UFC – in fact, their altercation was more like an in-ring WWE segment.

Naturally, that led to a number of fans and even other fighters claiming that Cormier’s beef with Lesnar is actually fake – and the whole post-fight confrontation was set up.

But that really doesn’t sit well with the two-weight UFC champ, who had some strong words for those who don’t believe the hype. 


“‘Staged, they’re idiots’ – fine,” Cormier said following his run-in with The Beast, per MMAfighting.com.

“Stay broke. You’ve got a guy like Brock Lesnar in front of you and you don’t go crazy on him? Are you crazy?

“Brock is a pro wrestler, he does fake fighting. So I will do fake fighting with you until I put my fist upside your face.

“I’ll do fake fighting with you, Brock. And then I’ll punch you upside your head,” the new heavyweight champ continued, before returning his attention to the haters.

“So yeah, yeah. You guys call it fake online. I see a bunch of fighters. ‘Oh, it’s so fake, I don’t want to watch this.’ Tune in and keep lacing my pockets.

“You’ve guys gotta get on board. These guys get on the microphone after their fights and say, ‘Yeah, it’s whatever the UFC decides.’ OK.”

Damn. As far as Cormier’s concerned, he’s going to unleash hell on Lesnar when the pair inevitably meet – and it’s going to be epic. 

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