Daniel Cormier already thinks about his life after the Octagon, where his arrival at WWE is not entirely ruled out. In a recent interview, he said he had conversations about it with Triple H and Michael Cole, with nothing in particular. Even if it were the case that Cormier appears in Vince McMahon’s company, it will be necessary to know what the role would be, since he currently works for ESPN.
Daniel Cormier spoke with BT Sport about the latest events between him and WWE. Not only was Cormier offered a place to work on WWE Backstage in FS1, but WWE wanted to bring him to help promote the fight between WWE Champion Brock Lesnar against Cain Velasquez at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia
“I’ve talked with the WWE on a number of occasions, they want to work together,” Cormier said. “I almost came to the press conference for Brock [Lesnar] vs. Cain [Velasquez] to play the role of a fight builder. Unfortunately, my schedule didn’t work.
“I got an offer to work that new show, WWE Backstage on [FS1]. Obviously, it didn’t work with the new relationship with [UFC and] ESPN. But we are constantly trying to get me involved in the product. As a big-time fan of the WWE, nothing makes me happier. I’ve got some great opportunities, man. I’m lucky. I’ve got some things outside of the octagon that’s gonna carry me for a long time.”
While a fight against Lesnar never ended up in the UFC, Cormier, 40, faced Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 in August, where he lost the heavyweight title. Then, Cormier said he wanted to have a final fight and that it was against Miocic, to complete the trilogy between them.
Lesnar’s “lawyer”, Paul Heyman, said this about Cormier on his Twitter account :
It’s easy to garner publicity calling out the top box office attraction. @dc_mma can’t hang w/ @BrockLesnar in the #Brocktagon nor a @WWE ring, and he can’t hang with me on the mic. MAYBE he could TRY to hang with Brock on the mic and me in the ring … MAYBE!!! https://t.co/3eMzMQYzXa
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) December 15, 2019
There is no doubt that there is currently no person to sell a rivalry that Paul Heyman, and perhaps these statements give an indication of an eventual rivalry between Cormier and Lesnar, in case the former can sign with WWE. An appearance of Cormier in WWE Backstage (which at the moment is difficult, since he is working for ESPN), could also serve as a platform for the former UFC World Heavyweight Champion to promote an eventual fight.