UFC 226 ended on a high note after Brock Lesnar made an appearance. The WWE champion and former UFC titleholder was sitting cageside for the bout before he made his way into the octagon to confront Daniel Cormier, who scored a first-round knockout victory over Stipe Miocic to become only the second-ever fighter in UFC history to hold two titles in different weight classes consecutively.
Cormier called out Lesnar following his big win, when Lesnar came in to crash the party.
Lesnar entered the cage and then got into Cormier’s face before shoving the double-champion across the cage. People inside of the cage quickly separated the two men before a further scuffle could break out.
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Here is another angle of the altercation with the full fallout between the two men:
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After crashing Cormier’s moment, Lesnar grabbed a hold of the microphone and cut a WWE-style promo. Lesnar called out former UFC champion Stipe Miocic and co-main event participant Francis Ngannou as “sh**,” before offering to take on Cormier inside of the cage at a future date.
It is the obvious fight to make on all sides, but there are a still a number of hurdles that need to be cleared. There are conflicting reports about whether Lesnar has re-entered the USADA drug testing pool which is required for six months before returning to action, so a potential superfight between the WWE star and two-division champion may be postponed until 2019. Of course, if the UFC wanted to put the fight on one of the biggest stages in combat sports, they have already secured an October date for Madison Square Garden in New York City.
We will just have to wait and see.