Daniel Cormier knows it's not easy being a professional wrestler.
Appearing on Busted Open Radio, Cormier was asked about his upcoming WWE commentary tryout. The UFC Double Champion offered more insight to the tryout and why it had to be rescheduled multiple times.
"WWE called me about going out to Orlando. I had a tentative date but I couldn't make that date. Afterwards, they asked me to go back, but they were on tour for a month. I was like, 'I want to do it with the entire commentary team. I don't want one guy here, one guy there," said Cormier. "I want to see who I mesh with. So we rescheduled it for November, but I took this fight, so it got pushed back. We will revisit this whenever I'm done with this fight. I'm gonna go down to Orlando at the Performance Center to do my gig and see how it works out."
Cormier defended his UFC Heavyweight Title against Derrick Lewis this past Saturday at UFC 230. He has already stated that he plans on taking the next couple of months off from fighting before getting back in the gym for an early March date, potentially against Brock Lesnar.
Bully Ray wondered if Cormier would step inside the ring at any point ala Ronda Rousey. While he wouldn't be opposed to a one-off, don't expect Cormier to make a full-time transition.
"I'd have to learn everything at 40. I don't know the game," explained Cormier. "I don't know how to take bumps and do all that. Am I saying it's out of the realm of possibility to do a one-off here and there or hit somebody when they come at the announce table, because you know the announce table always gets destroyed. What if one day I decide, 'No, you're not getting my announce table today.' I'd be into it."
Cormier went on to state, "People misunderstand how tough it is to do the job" noting that it's more than wrestling once or twice a week on television. Cormier mentioned all the live events, traveling, and training that fans don't see that would make it difficult for him at his age to perform full-time.
You can listen to the full interview with Cormier in the video above.