By George L. Cook III African American Reports.
Although he could never beat Jon Jones, it looks like UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will finally be getting some big boy respect. Cormier took the challenge and "stepped up in weight" to fight heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, he entered the cage as the challenger and left it as the new heavyweight champion!
Despite being the shorter guy, having a shorter reach, and Miocic's supposed superior punching power Cormier knocked the champ out in the first round of their heavyweight fight at UFC 226.
With the victory DC becomes just the second UFC fighter to simultaneously hold two belts (light heavyweight, heavyweight), with Conner McGregor being the first.
"I am 39 years old, and I've been second a lot of times, but today I finally accomplished everything from crying in this very same octagon last year -- almost a year to the day -- to becoming the UFC heavyweight champion. This is the most amazing thing I've ever experienced," Cormier said after the fight.
After the fight UFC President Dana White called Cormier one of the greatest of all time.
Some may want to debate Whit's statement but, one thing that you can't argue is that Daniel Cormier is the new UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Congrats to the champ, DANIEL CORMIER!