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"I don't know why they haven't had Brock talking in years because he is good at it", Cormier said. Carl's changed its handle to "Daniel Cormier fan account" and tweeted, "DMs are open DC let's shake this out".

"If my wife is in town I eat her ass", he said.

Cormier (22-1, 1 NC), who joined Conor McGregor in July by becoming just the second fighter in UFC history to hold two world titles simultaneously, became the first fighter to defend both.

In general, most fighters don't get to announce when they're going to retire. 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, who said Lesnar would be at the fight at Madison Square Garden, added: "This time I would advise him to stay out of the octagon". No matter how many times reporters ask him or how much adulation is finally coming his way, the answer is still yes.

Lesnar is now suspended by USADA having failed a drugs test after his octagon return against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in July 2016, but the WWE star is eligible to fight again in January 2019, leading to rumours a fight between him and DC will be targeted for the new year.

Derrick Lewis celebrates after beating Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.

For the longest time, UFC 230 didn't officially have a main event for what has now turned out to be one of the bigger shows of the year in the top media market in the country.

The heavyweight contender later doubled down on this, claiming that Cormier is indeed afraid to fight Jon Jones.

There is little chance he's going to out-grapple Cormier, a two-time Olympian and the captain of the 2008 U.S. Olympic wrestling team.

"Yeah, I think he's scared to fight Jones".

"I need to sit my black ass down and do some more cardio", he explained. "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".

"Four fights in a row in NY and this is going to be the best ever", he said.

The UFC's latest pay-per-view card of the year takes place in just a few hours time.

"He feels like it would be ideal to fight a guy like me that don't have as much skills on short notice before the Jones fight and he thinks it's going to be an easy fight for him".

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