Despite the talk of his impending retirement, Cormier insists he's not taking Lewis lightly.
Their chicken challenge goes back to July when the fighters shared the dais after they both fought on the same pay-per-view card. Lewis also won and continued his ascent into contention.
Saturday's fight marked Cormier's first heavyweight title defense, and the victory kept a planned matchup against WWE star Brock Lesnar intact for early 2019. A shirtless Cormier had starred in a parody video of "All About That Bass", and danced with drumsticks out of a Popeye's box.
"My balls was hot", uttered Lewis when asked by UFC commentator Joe Rogan why he had stripped down to his boxer shorts after the fight.
This kind of hype wasn't exactly brimming with the nastiness of Conor McGregor throwing a hand truck at a bus to get at his foe.
However, former heavyweight champion Lesnar seems to be stealing the headlines, as "The Beast" is expected to be present to watch Cormier and Lewis headline UFC 230, staged at Madison Square Garden. "It's not going to be a problem at all". I was being a wild dude, and I was still winning, and it caught up to me.
Cormier (21-1, one no contest), also the light heavyweight champion, made history when he scored a first-round knockout of Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 to capture the heavyweight title and became the second fighter to hold two championships at the same time.
UFC president Dana White, center, breaks up Jon Jones, left, and Alexander Gustafsson during a news conference talking about their light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in NY.
"I gave my timing to the UFC", countered Nunes, who has always maintained she would be ready to fight on this card. Fans want to see him fight, and the UFC isn't just going to cut him.
"When I didn't fight after I fought Alexander Gustafsson and I was only 36 or 37, I went nine months and I was OK", Cormier said. "But as a whole I've tried to do things with a level of professionalism that a lot of guys aren't showing in today's mixed martial arts".
"It's where all the famous fighters put down their mark in the sport", he said.
His fight with Gustafsson will probably wind up being one of the biggest sellers of 2018 for the UFC, and Jones' presence alone will draw interest for any matchups with future opponents.
"This is a guy that can finish a fight in one punch", Cormier said.
Jones recently completed a 15-month suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. "I feel like I've said what I had to say about the situation".
Zero trailer: Shah Rukh Khan steals the show as Bauua Singh
Nov 04, 2018 - 06:33
Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma both have worked with Shah Rukh Khan in the movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan directed by late Yash Chopra. The most awaited trailer of Shahrukh Khan's 'Zero' came and we must say that Bollywood audiences are receiving it quite well.
Trump says he plans to crack down on asylum seekers
Nov 04, 2018 - 02:01
Donald Trump says he is finalising a plan to force migrants to present themselves at a legal port of entry to get into the US. They're going to be very nice, and they're going to wait and if they don't get asylum, they get out.
Trump called racist AGAIN after tweeting campaign video featuring Mexican cop killer
Nov 02, 2018 - 14:32
That ad was part of a blitz by Trump's campaign, and his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, did several interviews to promote it. As for the new video, though, the campaign was silent Thursday and Parscale did not respond to requests for comment.
Shares soar as Trump hints at possible US-China trade deal
Nov 02, 2018 - 14:32
Officials are working to resolve differences ahead of upcoming talks between President Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
Saudi crown prince told US Khashoggi was a unsafe Islamist
Nov 02, 2018 - 14:20
He entered the consulate to sort out documents for his marriage to his Turkish fiancée, Hatice Cengiz. On Wednesday, Switzerland announced it was suspending arms exports to Saudi over Khashoggi's killing.
Aamir Khan gives Shah Rukh Khan's Zero a big thumbs up
Nov 02, 2018 - 14:01
Bollywood's Badshah Shah Rukh Khan has turned 53 and is all set and raring to go at the box office with Aanand L Rai's Zero . In Aanand L Rai's Zero , Shah Rukh Khan plays the vertically challenged Bauua Singh.
Oprah: 'Not Trying to Test Any Waters' With Abrams Speeches
Nov 02, 2018 - 11:44
Kemp is trying to extend the Republican domination in Georgia, which hasn't elected a Democrat as governor since 1998. After Winfrey's speech, Abrams climbed the stage to join a discussion and was greeted by chants from the audience.
Double-Agent Tomori Scores Ludicrous Own-Goal Against Chelsea
Nov 02, 2018 - 10:36
His forward runs were just as risky to Chelsea as to the opponents; both visiting goals came from the space vacated on his flank. Lampard's new side had his old side absolutely rattled for long periods here, with Mason Mount and Tom Huddlestone outstanding.
Pentagon ramps up military activity across border before midterms
Nov 02, 2018 - 09:41
Trump says that the US was "going to be prepared" and that the migrants are "not coming into our country". We're going to hold them, we're going to build tent cities, we're gonna build tents all over the place.
The Patriots are reportedly interested in trading for a wide receiver
Nov 01, 2018 - 14:34
Elway said the Broncos "were not hell bent" on trading Thomas, but the bottom line is they simply want Sutton to play more. At the age of 30, those opportunities are running low and Denver's championship window appears to have closed.
Baltimore Ravens: Grading the Ty Montgomery trade
Nov 01, 2018 - 13:19
They could've turned the other cheek and, in the process, looked weak for essentially promoting insubordination. The Green Bay Packers had two open roster spots after trading two players for draft picks on Tuesday.
McPhillips rues red card after Blackpool threaten Arsenal in Carabao Cup
Nov 01, 2018 - 11:34
While Guendouzi's sending off will see him miss Saturday's clash with Liverpool , Emery is not anxious . His quality for the team, I am going to prepare with other players for the big match .
Won't Tell You My Targets - Steven Gerrard Coy On January Transfer Window
Oct 31, 2018 - 10:02
He said: "We were up against the best Celtic team of a generation that year, they were outstanding". For Aberdeen , it's a chance for retribution for Celtic's invincible season.
Here’s What’s New in iOS 12.1, Available Today
Oct 31, 2018 - 09:41
You will also be able to adjust the depth of field in real-time preview before taking a shot in addition to post-capture. Group FaceTime will intuitively give those that are speaking the greatest amount of screen presence.
Star of the Year! Cardi B covers People En Español Magazine
Oct 31, 2018 - 08:01
Minaj also offered to pay up $100,000 to anyone who has surveillance footage of their altercation. But I'm sick and exhausted of that back and forth s***.