Ahead of UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden at the Garden, UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was in good spirits.
Going through the usual motions with his striking and grappling coaches as Snoop Dogg blared on the loudspeakers, Cormier had some choice words — not only for Derrick Lewis, but for pretty much everyone.
“There are a lot of fools in this game. I am the highest level. I am the A standard. I am what mixed martial arts is made of. Derrick Lewis has a puncher’s chance to beat me Saturday night. If you have a puncher’s chance to beat Daniel Cormier, then you have no chance at all. Thank you guys!”
UFC 230 will mark Cormier’s first heavyweight title defense following his historic, knockout victory four minutes and thirty-three seconds into his bout with Stipe Miocic at UFC 226. UFC 230 takes place in New York, with Chris Weidman and Ronaldo Souza co-headlining.