Daniel Cormier walked away from MMA following his loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 252 on Saturday. Cormier's next move is unknown, but there has long been talk of him joining WWE in some capacity, even when he was an active fighter.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Cormier once again floated the possibility of stepping inside the squared circle.
“That’s not my retirement,” said Cormier. “That would be a vacation. I’d love a Royal Rumble moment where I throw a dude into the ropes and I clothesline his ass over the top, or I dropkick somebody over the top rope, and I’ll take my bump and get thrown out. Let me chase somebody down, clothesline him with a Bradshaw-Layfield clothesline from hell and eliminate somebody from the Royal Rumble, then throw me over the top. Pro wrestling? I’m all in.”
Cormier has had offers to do work with WWE, but not in an in-ring capacity. He revealed in December that he had one offer to work on WWE Backstage and another offer to be part of the press conference between Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez leading up to Crown Jewel 2019. Lesnar vs. Cormier nearly happened inside the Octagon after the two got into a confrontation following Cormier's victory at UFC 226 in July 2018.
Cormier does commentary work for UFC when he's not fighting and FOX reportedly wanted him to do commentary for SmackDown.