The American Kickboxing Academy captain retained the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title and looked dominant in doing so, as he submitted Derrick Lewis with a rear-naked choke in the second round of the UFC 230 headliner on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in NY.
The victor of Jones vs Gustafsson will be named light heavyweight champion, as the title will be officially vacated by Cormier once that fight takes place.
"There's no difference in what I weigh today as to what I weigh when I fight at 205lbs", Cormier said of a move back to the light-heavyweight division.
Cormier called out Lesnar for a blockbuster heavyweight bout.
Despite their best efforts, Daniel Cormier was still struggling and pain just hours before heading to Madison Square Garden.
It wasn't enough though, as Cormier managed to get the fight to the ground again before sinking in the choke.
It was a slick finish for Cormier, who locked in a rear-naked choke and Lewis coudln't fight it.
"Bring that belt with you when you come to my house", Cormier said.
Daniel Cormier (39 years of age) went on to say that the last-minute injury served as a reminder that he is getting old.
Cormier had an itch to add a third (yet faux) title. "I feel like being a WWE champion, too".
With his victory last Friday, Lesnar became the first man to win the Universal Championship twice - three months after his record-setting title reign ended at the hands of Roman Reigns.
He just needs one punch, and even if we've said that before all-too-recently, that doesn't mean it's impossible. He had won nine of his last 10 fights and his self-deprecating humour - including a randy answer as to why he stripped off his shorts inside the cage after his last win - earned him a sponsorship deal with Popeyes Chicken.
Jared Cannonier claimed one of the biggest victories of his career when he finished David Branch in the second round, with Karl Roberson scoring a decision over Jack Marshman and Israel Adesanya kicking things off on the main card with a first round TKO vs. Derek Brunson.