Last year, the UFC teased a big heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Brock Lesnar. Cormier had just knocked out Stipe Miocic – the most successful heavyweight champion in UFC history, to win the heavyweight throne. After the fight, Lesnar, who was cageside, entered the Octagon and confronted “DC”.
The pair engaged in a shoving match before exchanging trash talk. This was in July. Since, Cormier has successfully defended his title once, and Lesnar has fulfilled his United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension and is eligible to fight at any time. UFC President Dana White has been asked on numerous occasions what the status on Lesnar’s return to the UFC is.
Every time the answer is the same – he’s waiting on Brock’s call. White said Lesnar is the type of fighter that will call him when he’s ready to fight, while also continuously reminding the media of Lesnar’s current WWE obligations. Over the weekend (Sat. March 2, 2019), Lesnar’s name came up with the UFC again. Following Jon Jones’ light heavyweight title defense over Anthony Smith, Jones was asked about a possible fight with “The Beast” down the road.
“Bones” is certainly interested in the match-up and the money he and Lesnar could draw together. You might remember, Jones called Lesnar out initially after his win over Cormier at UFC 214 back in 2017. However, that win was later overturned after Jones tested positive for a banned substance, and he once again served a suspension:
Dana White spoke at the UFC 235 post-fight press conference and addressed the pending Cormier vs. Lesnar fight. He confirmed Cormier will get his desired fight with Lesnar as payment for all he has done for the promotion and the sport. Cormier is planning on retiring soon, and White wants to give “DC” his long-awaited money fight before he walks away:
“I think Brock and Cormier want that fight,” White said. “I owe Cormier a lot. Cormier wants that fight, so Cormier’s going to get it.”
Do you want to see Cormier and Lesnar fight in the UFC?