Two division UFC champion Daniel Cormier is expected to defend the heavyweight crown against former UFC Heavyweight Champion and current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in 2019.
DC believes a win over the returning Lesnar will make him one of the greatest heavyweight fighters in MMA history.
“Brock’s a big, bad, tough boy,” Cormier said on The Steve Austin Show. “A former UFC champ. Obviously he’s the WWE champion. Just a massive guy with a lot of fighting ability. I’ve known Brock a long, long time and I’m excited to compete against him. And really, not to compete against him, I want to put it on him because when you beat a guy like Brock Lesnar - if I beat the most dominant heavyweight champ of all time and then couple that with a fight over Brock, they may call me one of the great heavyweights of all time.”
Lesnar has a few obstacles to get past before the bout can happen, which include passing all USADA issued drug tests and serving the remainder of a USADA issued suspension.
Former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic wants a rematch, but DC wonders if Miocic would have given him a rematch if their UFC 226 bout went differently.
“Obviously he feels he deserves a rematch,” Cormier said. “Again, for what he’s done in the sport, you would think that he would get a rematch, but when there’s a fight like Lesnar on the horizon, you don’t turn your back. Honestly, Stipe has a lot of really loyal fans, but you can’t think for a second that if he would have won that fight, he wouldn’t have wanted or taken that Lesnar fight. It’s the biggest fight in the sport outside of fighting Conor McGregor and he fights at 155 pounds. So yeah, I’m gonna fight Brock.”
Cormier may be defending the light heavyweight strap before the Lesnar fight, but nothing has been made official at this time.
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