"History in the making. I can't predict anything but yea". "Everything he did had incredible power".
Cormier says he wants to retire on his 40th birthday on 20 March next year, but before he does, he hopes to face Lesnar in a dream bout that would earn him the biggest payday of his sporting career.
After the fight, Cormier was asked about his expected bout against Lesnar and told the champion to bring the Universal title with him so he can feel like a "WWE Superstar".
While Cormier was heavily favoured to come out on top against "The Black Beast", he took the threat of Lewis seriously and put himself through a tough, if short, training camp. The challenger was completely out of his depth but managed to make it to the end of the round.
It was a surprising pairing, but one that carried a ton of intrigue, as Lewis has shown that he's never out of a fight and Cormier's competitive instincts propelled him into the cage with the unsafe knockout artist when many others would have opted to remain on the sidelines until 2019. Cormier kicked Lewis against the cage and then tripped him onto the mat. Lewis turned his back to Cormier and he secured his neck and forced a tap via a rear-naked choke. Lewis took up mixed martial arts shortly after his release and used his big right hand to ascend to a title shot.
Adesanya avoided up to eight takedown attempts in the first four minutes before landing a brutal knee to the American's chin.