Who is Daniel Cormier? What fights does UFC heavyweight king have on the horizon?

DANIEL CORMIER takes on Derrick 'The Beast' Lewis in the early hours of Sunday morning hell bent on retaining his UFC heavyweight title.

The US American mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler is champion of both the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions.

 Danier Cormier has his eyes on Derrick Lewis - and Brock Lesnar

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Danier Cormier has his eyes on Derrick Lewis – and Brock Lesnar

Cormier, 39, has amazingly won a world championship belt in every promotion for which he has fought and is considered to be one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time.

The New Orleans Saints fan tops the bill at UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Cormier and fiancee Salina were wed in June 2017. They have a son, Daniel Jr., who trains in amateur wrestling at AKA, where Daniel Sr. is the assistant coach.

 First up for Cormier is Derrick Lewis

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First up for Cormier is Derrick Lewis
 Then Cormier hopes to fight Brock Lesnar in January

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Then Cormier hopes to fight Brock Lesnar in January

Cormier is putting everything on the line against Lewis. He is expected to be stripped of the light heavyweight belt so that Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson can fight for it in a rematch at UFC 232 on December 29.

His blockbuster bout with Brock Lesnar that promises a hefty payday hangs in the balance.

 Cormier on his way to victory over Stipe Miocic in July

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Cormier on his way to victory over Stipe Miocic in July
 Cormier on top in his battle with Anthony Johnson

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Cormier on top in his battle with Anthony Johnson

Yes. wants to fight Brock Lesnar as soon as January at UFC 233. The champion said: "January 26 in Anaheim, is Brock eligible by then?"

Lesnar has not fought in the UFC since his win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 last year.

That result was later changed to a no contest after the WWE star was banned for failing a drugs test.

Daniel Cormier to become the UFC heavyweight champion after first-round knockout of Stipe Miocic

He re-entered the drug testing pool in July and is eligible to compete from January 8.

He added: "He better not come into my octagon this weekend. No pushing and jawing. I’m going to do it. I’ll definitely do it. I’m gonna smack him right in his face. I’m smacking him. I owe him one."

 

 

 

DANIEL CORMIER takes on Derrick 'The Beast' Lewis in the early hours of Sunday morning hell bent on retaining his UFC heavyweight title.