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The defending champion, 39, had headed into the bout as strong favorite and with a remarkable 14-fight unbeaten career record at heavyweight.

Sure, he promised his family he'd retire when he turned 40, but people break promises all the time.

In Jones' absence, Cormier has ascended to the very top of the pound-for-pound MMA rankings. And he'll be keeping an eye on his waistline - the one he expects to still be wrapped with the title belt after Saturday night.

Cormier submitted Lewis with a rear-naked choke hold midway through the second round, in a contest he had controlled from the outset through repeated takedowns as the fight played out as many had expected.

Yes, the answer is yes. If I knew he was going to push me I would have dug my heels.

He was meeting an unlikely challenger in the form of Lewis, 33, who was appearing on consecutive main cards, having faced Russia's Alexander Volkov just four weeks ago at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, where he secured a stunning late KO win.

"This is a guy that can finish a fight in one punch", Cormier said. Now his decade as a clean fighter and his behavior as a true professional in and out of the Octagon have made his encounters with Jones more of a footnote than the focus of his MMA legacy.

Cormier has never lost to anyone except Jon Jones, the star-crossed former light heavyweight champion who beat him twice.

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UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier acknowledges the cheers of fans as he takes the stage for his weigh-in the night before his Ultimate Fighting Championship bout against Volkan Oezdemir, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Boston. Cormier won by first round knockout. Lewis got up quickly but Cormier had him up against the cage and then dragged him back down to the ground.

Cormier had it so easy on Saturday that he probably could fight Lesnar on Sunday. I come in here and try to do my thing.

"It's massive to me to headline the Garden", Cormier said.

Cormier swears that's not going to happen, though.

"I've been doing nothing but cardio". Middleweight Israel Adesanya gets an early taste of Madison Square Garden at a Knicks game.

UFC president Dana White expresses his thoughts on the UFC 230 main event heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis, with Cormier winning by second-round submission. But when I was on the card with Brock, it did over 1.1 million buys.

"I'll be ready to push him or hit him upside the head".

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