UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Cormier was on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show for ESPN and opened up about a host of topics in what has been described as one of the best interviews of the year.
He spoke about his upcoming Heavyweight title defense against Derrick Lewis while interestingly also spilling the beans on WWE’s most recent offer.
At around 7 minutes in the interview, Cormier expressed his gratitude about being granted the opportunities to try out different things in his career when Ariel Helwani brought up WWE. If you’ve been following Cormier, you would know that the UFC Heavyweight is an avid pro wrestling fan and has always been prompt with his reactions on Twitter regarding the WWE product.
Helwani questioned Cormier as to who initiated the talk of him possibly working with WWE. DC replied by saying WWE’s management reached out to him for a possible role.
However, DC had this to say upon being probed further, “Right now, it’s in the backburner because we have to get through Saturday but we’ll see what happen after this weekend.”
Helwani was sharp as a tack and asked DC whether he could work for UFC and WWE at the same time. DC clarified by saying that he doesn’t intend on ‘starting this right now but these opportunities can’t be put on the backburner for too long’.
But do WWE want a 39-year-old DC to wrestle?
“No. No Wrestling. Just kind of doing stuff like that (talking and broadcast work)”, Cormier said. He mentioned how his role could pertain to WWE’s big deal with Fox. Check out what he had to say regarding the possible offer below:
Cormier will take on Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis at UFC 230 on November 3rd for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. The co-main event of the evening will see Chris Weidman take on Jacare Souza in a Middleweight clash.