UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been angling for a super fight with former heavyweight champ and long-time WWE star Brock Lesnar for some time. Not everybody, however, is a fan of this potential matchup.
In fact, some fans outright hate the idea, adamant that Brock Lesnar doesn’t deserve a title shot, and that Daniel Cormier should instead defend his title against a more legitimate heavyweight contender.
UFC President Dana White has a message for those fans:
“The Cormier-Lesnar rumors weren’t true, that I had something done. That was never true. I’ve been talking about that’s the fight that Cormier wants,” White said at the UFC 236 post fight press conference (transcript via MMA Weekly). “I saw a lot of people giving Cormier s—t on the internet cause he wants that fight.
“First of all, Brock Lesnar wants to come back. I don’t know when and when we’ll get it done. Daniel Cormier has done everything we’ve ever asked him. He’s fought everybody we’ve ever wanted. He’s been a great champion. He’s an incredible ambassador to the sport. If he wants the Brock Lesnar fight, why shouldn’t he get the Brock Lesnar fight? He’s talking about retiring and he wants to fight Lesnar.”
Dana White continued, explaining that Daniel Cormier will also probably rematch Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones before he retires — which makes it even harder to deny him his desired fight with Lesnar.
“He’s still got two [other] nasty fights before he retires,” White said. “He’s got Jon Jones and he’s got Stipe Miocic. If the guy wants to fight Brock Lesnar, he’s going to fight Brock Lesnar if I can get it done and if I can make it happen.
“I don’t know when but like I said, Brock lets me know when he’s ready.”
What do you think of a potential fight between Daniel Cormier and Brock Lesnar?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 4/15/2019.