UFC 233 is set to take place on the night of January 26th inside The Honda Center in Anaheim, California, and Cormier may just be on the verge of defending his heavyweight title against Lesnar, provided, he beats Derrick Lewis this Saturday night at UFC 230.
Currently, a betting man would put his money on Cormier fighting Brock Lesnar, the former heavyweight champion and current WWE star. Lewis mimicked Cormier's moves from the video at the news conference and both fighters erupted into laughter.
Lewis' critics and self-deprecating humor aside - "If I win this, all these guys, they ought to be ashamed of themselves", he said, tongue planted firmly in cheek - he has the punching power to end his UFC 230 heavyweight title fight with Daniel Cormier at any moment.
Add to that, Jon Jones is about to compete again at UFC 232 and he stands as the only person to hold a victory over Cormier in his entire MMA career. Two preliminary fighters did miss weight, including the fighter formerly slated as half of the main event of this card, Sijara Eubanks (127.2).
"It's massive to me to headline the Garden", Cormier said. I'm not in the sport to get in front of the cameras to talk about my life.
Daniel Cormier has been driven by competition since the first time he stepped on the wrestling mats when he was still just a kid. If Lewis wins, it will be because of his skill and not Cormier taking him lightly. However, Lesnar is as big a draw as anyone in UFC and Cormier knows there is a fortune to be made by fighting him.More news: Brazil elects far-right president, worrying rights groups
Chances are, he'll have one last fight after Saturday in which he can continue to secure his legacy as one of the greatest athletes to ever step into the octagon.
It's been a insane last couple of months for you.
Lewis has also cashed on some notoriety that came from a PG-13 answer as to why he stripped off his shorts inside the cage after beating Volkov.
With a diet of burgers and chicken, Cormier weighed in at a career-high 251.2 pounds for the fight.
Cormier is nearly guaranteed the biggest paycheck of his career to face Lesnar, who has always been one of the most profitable fighters when it comes to pay-per-views.