‘I Truly Believe Lesnar Is A Tougher Fight Than Derrick Lewis’

Daniel Cormier headed into his Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight
title defense against Derrick Lewis as the overwhelming favorite,
with most observers expecting “DC” to nullify Lewis’ power with his
Olympic-caliber wrestling. The fight played out as expected and set
Cormier up with a much-hyped showdown against World Wrestling
Entertainment superstar Brock Lesnar next March in what will
apparently be the champ’s swan song fight.

Cormier was a recent guest on MMA Junkie Radio and said
Lesnar’s skillset and athletic ability compared to that of Lewis
will provide him with a tougher challenger when the pair face-off
next year.

“I think it’s tougher, because he kind of cancels out the
wrestling,” Cormier said. “I can’t just go take Brock Lesnar down
at will like I was able to with Derrick Lewis. And he’s big and
athletic and super fast. Also, he has a size 5X glove, so if he’s
able to land one of those strikes, it could be the end of the
night. I truly do believe it’s the tougher fight.”

Lesnar will bring his experience as a former heavyweight champion
coupled with his NCAA Division I wrestling credentials to the fight
and given his size and athletic ability he could pose a few
problems for Cormier. While Lesnar will have a massive size
advantage over Cormier, the champion has proven time and time again
how well rounded he is against bigger opponents, being undefeated
as a heavyweight in spite of being the shorter and usually the
lighter man in the cage every time.

The fight between Cormier and Lesnar for the UFC heavyweight title
is yet to be announced as Lesnar only recently entered the six
month USADA testing pool and will have to come through that before
the fight is made official.

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