UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel “DC” Cormier is looking towards a possible match-up with Brock Lesnar if he can get through current UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic.
UFC President Dana White confirmed Lesnar would be a possible opponent for the winner of his fight with Miocic during the UFC 25th Anniversary press conference at the Barclays Center during UFC 223 week.
Cormier couldn’t have been happier on stage when he realized the opportunity at stake. said he would welcome a fight with Brock Lesnar because it would be a lucrative opportunity for him.
Per MMAFighting, Cormier will fight heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic on July 7 to set up a potential clash with Lesnar, and the American is relishing that possibility “That thing never happens unless I get past Stipe, but just hearing out loud was like, oh my goodness,” Cormier told MMAFighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti.
“Hey, I know that when I fight Jon Jones, I make a lot of money. I know that if I was to ever fight a Brock Lesnar, I’m going to make even more money than I’ve ever made in [my] entire life. And ultimately, championships and money is why we do this. I don’t care for all the other stuff. I want to get paid.
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“I’m almost 40, the door’s about to close on me, so why not ride out into the sunset with a massive payday? Truckloads of money. Back up Brinks truck to Gilroy, California, if you fight Brock Lesnar, I’m telling you.”
Lesnar ended a five-year retirement from MMA to fight Mark Hunt in 2016, but he retired again last year after being suspended for testing positive for a banned substance.
Despite signing a new deal with the WWE, it has been reported Lesnar can still fight in the UFC, per Dana White.
Cormier has said he plans to retire on his 40th birthdayMarch 20 next yearand a sensational return for Lesnar would represent a significant late payoff before he closes the curtain on his career, provided the fight can be scheduled in time.
Lesnar will need to serve the remaining six months of his suspension when he re-enters the testing pool, which he would need to do before DC and Miocic face off if he’s to be able to fight before the end of the year.
On July 7th let the Lesnar Games begin. May the odds be ever in your favor.