In April 2018, Daniel Cormier was aiming for champion status with another giveaway awaiting him with a victory other than a second world title.
Ahead of UFC 226, Cormier and then-era heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic were both teased with the possibility that the winner of their fight could face Brock Lesnar next. That possibility seemed more real than ever when that moment came after Cormier’s victory.
Sadly, nothing ever came of it, and Lesnar hasn’t been in the UFC since UFC 200 two years ago.
Speaking of UFC 200, in the article below Daniel Cormier recalls the moment Lesnar told him he would join that stacked lineup. Cormier may not have received the Christmas present he was after watching UFC 226, but he was more than happy to hear that Santa Lesnar would be coming to Las Vegas to help him pocket some money. money in 2016.
The following article is presented in its original, unedited form, courtesy of MMA News Archives.
[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED APRIL 16, 2018, 12:21 PM]
Title: Daniel Cormier talks about a possible fight with Brock Lesnar
Author: Andrew Ravens
Although Daniel Cormier has planned his next fight, he has his eyes set on a potential fight on the road.
The light heavyweight champion is set to face heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic this summer in the UFC 226 pay-per-view event.
As seen at the UFC 25 anniversary press conference earlier this month, UFC President Dana White was asked about the possibility that the former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will fight the winner of that fight later this year should Lesnar decide to return to the promotion. White said it could happen.
After his bout with hard-hitting Mark Hunt in a heavyweight bout at UFC 200 in July 2016, which Lesnar won by decision, it was announced that he tested positive for anti-estrogen drugs called clomiphene and hydroxy. -clomiphene from his samples which were collected in the weeks leading up to the fight.
As a result, the Nevada State Athletic Commission fined Lesnar $ 250,000 on his disclosed $ 2.5 million handbag and a one-year suspension. Note that his suspension ends on July 9, 2017 and that he is still under contract with WWE.
Lesnar has only competed inside the cage once since 2011. The former UFC champion holds notable wins over fighters such as Shane Carwin Randy Couture and Frank Mir.
Cormier raised the possibility of fighting Lesnar inside the Octagon in a recent interview with MMA fight.
“This thing never happens unless I get past Stipe, but just hearing it out loud was like, oh my gosh,” Cormier said. “Hey I know when I fight Jon Jones I make a lot of money. I know if I had to fight a Brock Lesnar I would make even more money than I ever made in my whole life. And finally, the championships and the money are the reason we do this. I don’t care about anything else. I want to get paid. I’m almost 40, the door is about to close on me, so why not go out into the sunset with a huge paycheck? Trucks full of money. Back up Brinks’ truck all the way to Gilroy, Calif., If you’re fighting Brock Lesnar, I’m telling you.
“He told me that last time, didn’t he?” When this thing broke that he was fighting in UFC 200, I said, “Big Brock, is it Christmas morning in the Cormier house? He said, ‘Merry Christmas, DC. You’re welcome.’ That’s what he told me. He knows the money is coming. When he’s on your card or if you fight him, he knows you get paid.
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