Lesnar became the WWE Universal Champion last Friday at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view, and given the fact that Lesnar isn't likely to defend his title any time soon, he could still be a WWE champion by the time a fight with Cormier materializes.
Cormier and Lesnar have been linked to fight each other since they scuffled inside the cage following Cormier's victory over Stipe Miocic earlier this year, and the championship bout seems all but confirmed following a dominant win by Cormier against Derrick Lewis in NY.
"Everything he did had unbelievable power", he said of Lewis.
Daniel Cormier made certain it played out as most expected.
Daniel Cormier has cemented his spot as the baddest man on the planet with a dominant second round submission win over Derrick Lewis at UFC 230.
Lewis fought on that same UFC 229 card as McGregor and Nurmagomedov, and was getting thoroughly beaten by Alexander Volkov for nearly the entire three rounds that they fought before he landed a flawless punch and finished the fight with follow-up strikes in the fight's final 10 seconds. Just under ninety seconds remain in the fight.
With a minute left in the round, Lewis was at Cormier's mercy. Lewis is covering up. The fight was largely one-sided for "DC", who scored multiple takedowns before locking in a fight-ending rear-naked choke.
Lewis earned the shot at the title after beating Alexander Volkov barely a month ago, but his quick return to the octagon failed to pay off after he tapped out in the second round of the clash in NY. So me challenging Daniel Cormier would be making it a personal thing.
Lewis didn't get back up again.
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza connected on a flush right hand to the temple to knock out Chris Weidman in the third round in a battle of two fighters who both badly needed a victory. Cormier shoots in and scores a takedown.
It wasn't enough though, as Cormier managed to get the fight to the ground again before sinking in the choke.
It didn't work out that way, of course, and Nurmagomedov - who was rightfully the bookies' favourite - repeatedly took McGregor to the mat and smashed him up over four rounds.