So Cormier has been very up front about only wanting to do "money fights". Says he has two fights left and has been adamant that he is retiring before March 20 when he turns 40. He had leverage with his 2 belts. He could fight Gus at LHW without risking the Lesnar matchup at HW, which presumably will do 1 million+ buys and be the biggest payday of his career. Now he's fighting Black Beast in 3 weeks and defending his HW belt while getting stripped of his LHW belt. If he loses this fight Black Beast will jump the line ahead of him and he will be the one fighting Lesnar when he comes back. Is this a ploy by the UFC to get Lesnar to be HW champ again? (Lesnar would beat Lewis imo if he follows the same gameplan he did vs Hunt). Why would Cormier risk his red panty night? If he loses vs Lewis who the hell would he fight for his last fight when he has no belts anymore?