Cormier is the first fighter to defend titles in two weight classes. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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The "DC" initials that flashed on the Madison Square Garden marquee have a deeper meaning for Daniel Cormier.Cormier draped himself in two title belts, history-making bling that cemented the 39-year-old as one of the greats in the mixed martial arts game.Cormier choked out Derrick Lewis in the middle of the second round to retain his heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 230, becoming the first fighter to defend titles in two weight classes.Cormier, who also holds the light heavyweight crown, made quick work of an overmatched Lewis with a rear naked choke.Cormier had an itch to add a third (yet faux) title.Lesnar shoved Cormier in the chest while the fighters traded insults to hype a potential future bout.Cormier has never lost to anyone except Jon Jones, the star-crossed former light heavyweight champion who beat him twice.Cormier will be stripped of his light heavyweight title and the 205-pound crown will go to the winner of the Jones-Gustafsson bout at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas.Jones has ruled out a trilogy, and Cormier's next challenger will surely give him a better fight than Lewis.Much like attacking a bucket of chicken, Cormier tagged Lewis everywhere: leg, thigh and then the neck for the decisive blow.
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