Daniel Cormier becomes UFC heavyweight champion after knocking out Stipe Miocic in first round to set up clash with Brock Lesnar

DANIEL CORMIER knocked out Stipe Miocic in the first round to become the UFC heavyweight champion, and has immediately set his sights on Brock Lesnar.

The two men faced off inside the Octagon following the main event at UFC 226, where the WWE star pushed the 39-year-old as tensions threatened to boil over.

 Daniel Cormier become the new UFC heavyweight champion after knocking out Stipe Miocic in the first round

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Daniel Cormier become the new UFC heavyweight champion after knocking out Stipe Miocic in the first round
 Lesnar, 40, pushed Cormier following the fight after the 39-year-old called out the WWE ace

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Lesnar, 40, pushed Cormier following the fight after the 39-year-old called out the WWE ace

Cormier – the reigning light-heavyweight champ – has become the first man since Conor McGregor to hold two belts at the same time.

DC ended the contest against Miocic with 30 seconds of the opening round left after landing with a huge right hook that sent him sprawling to the canvas.

He then forced the referee to wave away the fight after hitting his American compatriot with four unanswered punches.

And immediately, he turned his attentions to a certain someone ringside.

 Cormier reacts after beating his American compatrior to become a two-time UFC champion

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Cormier reacts after beating his American compatrior to become a two-time UFC champion
 Cormier has become the first man since Conor McGregor to hold two belts at the same time

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Cormier has become the first man since Conor McGregor to hold two belts at the same time

Cormier said: "There's a guy that I've known for a long time. He's a wrestler, he's an All-American, he's a former UFC champion.

"I never thought I would fight him, but Brock Lesnar — get your a** in here!"

Lesnar, 40, duly obliged as he came charging inside the Octagon – pushing the newly-crowned champion backwards before bursting out in a tirade of abuse.

He said: "I walked into this building and have watched the heavyweight disasters from the beginning.

 Reigning light-heavyweight champ Cormier is eager to face Lesnar inside the Octagon

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Reigning light-heavyweight champ Cormier is eager to face Lesnar inside the Octagon


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"Ngannou is a piece of s**t! Miocic is a piece of s**t! DC, I'm coming for you, motherf*****!"

Lesnar is a one-time UFC heavyweight champion having won the belt in November 2008, defending it twice before being knocked out against Cain Velasquez.

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DANIEL CORMIER knocked out Stipe Miocic in the first round to become the UFC heavyweight champion, and has immediately set his sights on Brock Lesnar.