Daniel Cormier slapped a pair of championship belts over his shoulders and celebrated UFC history.
"Two belts for each shoulder! I get to look at this again," Cormier said. "It's history and Daniel Cormier is one of the best of all time."
He backed up his boast in New York's Madison Square Garden.
Daniel Cormier holds his belts after defeating Derrick Lewis.Credit:AP
Cormier choked out Derrick Lewis in the second round to retain his heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC230 and became the first fighter to defend titles in two weight classes.
Cormier, who also holds the light heavyweight crown, made quick work of an overmatched fellow American Lewis with a rear naked choke in the middle of the second round.
Cormier had a quick takedown in the first round and turned in a dominant yet dull effort to easily take the round. He didn't waste much time in the second and left MSG with a little slice of history.
He quickly called out former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar for a match in 2019.
Cormier's last fight ended with theatrics after he called Lesnar into the cage, and Lesnar shoved Cormier in the chest while the fighters traded insults to hype a potential future bout.
UFC President Dana White has said he wanted a Lesnar-Cormier bout signed for next year, a showcase that would surely be the biggest ever in the heavyweight division.
Lesnar, the professional wrestler and former UFC heavyweight champion, is still with WWE and left the promotion's controversial Crown Jewel event on Friday in Saudi Arabia as the Universal champion. His status remains as murky as ever – he still has to serve out the remainder of a USADA suspension – and was not spotted at MSG.
Cormier has never lost to anyone except Jon Jones, the former light heavyweight champion who beat him twice. The second bout last year was changed to a no-contest when Jones failed a doping test that kept him out of the sport for 15 months.
Cormier will be stripped of his light heavyweight title and the 205-pound crown will go to the winner of the Jones-Alexander Gustafsson bout at UFC 232 on December 29 in Las Vegas.
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