Miocic, of Cleveland, landed a handful of right hands in the fight, but Cormier's hand speed stood out. "You got a guy like Brock Lesnar in front of you and you won't fight him?" DC, I'm coming for you motherf--er.
White confirmed the bout will happen, though he didn't specify a date or location. Cormier becomes just the second man in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously.
Lesnar was sitting in the front row next to UFC president Dana White but entered the octagon and immediately shoved Cormier after he called out the WWE universal champion.
This is a little different kind of match for both Miocic and Cormier.
Charting the US-China trade battle
Many caught in the initial line of fire - USA farmers absorbing tariffs on their exports to China, for instance - are fearful. MITA asked that imaging technology be excluded from the final list of products being slapped with tariffs - but to no avail.
Cormier achieved history for himself last night with a stunning first-round KO of Stipe Miocic, but more importantly, he managed to really establish his spot as one of the greatest fighters to ever grace the octagon. Lesnar became the UFC heavyweight champion in 2008 by defeating Randy Couture in just his third fight in the UFC.
Whilst WWE were welcomed back to Madison Square Garden for a house show last night, in a move not-at-all created to evict certain independent squatters, Brock Lesnar was all the way across the country sticking his own nose in other people's affairs.
"Push me now, you go to sleep later". For the fourth consecutive year, the weekend's pay-per-view card lost a major fight when featherweight champion Max Holloway was ruled out of his title defence with Brian Ortega due to symptoms of an apparent concussion. This is a fight that's going down ... if Brock Lesnar can get through a six-month testing period mandated by USADA.
Shortly thereafter Lesnar "retired" from MMA, leaving his USADA suspension half-completed. I don't know where they are in the process.