"He feels like it would be flawless to fight a guy like me that don't have as much skills on short notice before the Jones fight, and he thinks it's going to be an easy fight for him".
"This time I will advise him to stay out of the octagon, because last time he pushed me across the cage, and I hate that visual", Cormier told reporters, including MMAjunkie, at today's UFC 230 open workouts.
"Of course they would say that [I don't deserve it], I guess just because my fighting style". Only this time, "The Black Beast" claims that the champion is ducking another opponent. One that he has a long history with.
"He feels like it would be flawless to fight a guy like me that don't have as much skills on short notice before the Jones fight and he thinks it's going to be an easy fight for him". "He didn't want to wait until January and hear all the media talk about, 'Why is Cormier not fighting for the 205 belt?' They're already saying he's basically scared to fight Jones right now, anyway".
It's always a little hard to know how seriously anyone should take Lewis.
Minutes after Daniel Cormier won the UFC light heavyweight title with a July knockout of Stipe Miocic, he was joined in the cage by former UFC heavyweight champ and long-time WWE star Brock Lesnar. "This time I will buckle up my heels into the mat, and I will be ready to push him or smack him upside his head". "I took off my shorts to throw it into the crowd, so that's the reason why I did it, but when he asked me that I didn't know what else to say".
"It's insane that people say me and Lesnar would be a mega fight when the reality is the mega fight is Jones and I", Cormier told FloCombat.
Cormier insists the clock is ticking on his career but if he gets past Lewis this weekend, there are a pair of very intriguing fights that could await him next year. "The guy beat him twice".