By Elisinio Castillo
This past Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (21-1 in MMA) moved up to the heavyweight division to score a first round knockout of Stipe Miocic to become a two-division champion - as he captured the UFC's heavyweight title.
After that Cormier was involved in a physical confrontation with former UFC champion, and current WWE champion, Brock Lesnar.
But there is another fighter who wants to trade punches with Cormier - and that fighter is dangerous Cuban heavyweight boxer Luis 'King Kong' Ortiz (28-1, 24 KOs).
As previously reported by BoxingScene.com, Ortiz will return to the ring on July 28 to face the Romanian Razvan Cojanu, as part of the Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter undercard in Los Angeles.
It will be Ortiz's first bout since suffering his first career defeat back in March, when he was stopped in the tenth round by WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder at the Barlcays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Beyond Cojanu, Ortiz would like to trade punches with Cormier.
In 2017, UFC superstar Conor McGregor made his boxer debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr. - and the event was a financial blockbuster, with enough money racking up to become the second most lucrative combat sports event in history. Mayweather won with a tenth round TKO.
Ortiz would love to secure the opportunity to have his own cross-sports fight with Cormier.
"I would like to face Cormier in his next fight," said Ortiz to George Ebro.
"He won by a knockout and I usually win my bouts by knockout. I think I can beat him. I would like to face him. I do not know if life will allow me to do it or not, I can only say that I would like to face Cormier.
"Tell Cormier that I'm available, and if he wants to face someone like me - call me."