While others in the division were on a quest for gold, "The Black Beast" was chasing paychecks, more focused on adding to his bank account than climbing the rankings.
There is still no deal in place between Lesnar and the UFC, so there is no guarantee that a fight between them will happen.
Cormier won the heavyweight crown when he flattened Stipe Miocic, a bout that ended with theatrics after he called Lesnar into the cage.
Cormier is unbeaten in his last eight fights with seven wins and one no-contest.
Cormier slapped a pair of championship belts over his shoulders and celebrated UFC history, before calling out the UFC legend-turned wrestler, Lesnar.
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It was a cagey start before Cormier took Lewis down about a minute into the fight. The challenger powered his way to his feet, but the champion stayed sticky and twisted Lewis to the canvas again with another easy single, once again taking up residency in half guard.
Much like Lewis attacked a bucket of chicken, Cormier got him everywhere: leg, thigh, and then the neck for the decisive blow. Cormier took his back and forced him to tap out.
The heavyweight champ even managed to plant a big kiss on Rogan for good measure.
Meanwhile, Jones is arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all time and he stands as the only person to hand Cormier a defeat during his entire career. "I think about my past and stuff like that", Lewis told TMZ this afternoon, as he recounted the past events that gave him stock, as a strong-willed character, inside and outside of the octagon. "It was an honour to share the octagon with him".
Daniel Cormier retained the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 230 and had some interesting words for the WWE Universal Champion. "There are no surprises with me". Ifyou come in here with a puncher's chance, it's not enough.
You never know how one thing can change another in time and there's always the possibility that you might never expect how different things could have been if things would have been different.