Paul Heyman is all in on the fight.
The advocate of current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman is all about the idea of a UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between Lesnar and Daniel Cormier. At the conclusion of UFC 226 in July, Brock Lesnar stepped inside the octagon and confronted the newly-crowned UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier. The two talked some trash to each other and a rumored fight between them has been the talk of UFC's Heavyweight division since.
Daniel Cormier submitted Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 and during his post-fight interview and interviews following that, Cormier stated that the next time Brock shows up in UFC he better bring the WWE Universal Championship because Cormier wants to hold the UFC and WWE titles at the same time. Many MMA and wrestling fans want this fight to take place including Paul Heyman who briefly spoke with TMZ Sports and shared that other than Daniel Cormier having the heart and UFC presenting the right money, he does not see a reason why the Cormier verus Lesnar bout would not happen.
“As long as Daniel Cormier has the balls to step into the octagon and put his title on the line against Brock Lesnar, and UFC comes up with the money for Brock Lesnar, I don’t see anything that would keep Brock Lesnar from taking the fight." Heyman stated.
To hear some thoughts and opinions on the Cormier/Lesnar saga, check out Fightful's post-UFC 230 podcast.
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