Report | UFC planning to do Daniel Cormier vs Brock Lesnar in August

Brock Lesnar, Daniel Cormier

This Sunday night, Brock Lesnar is back in action! Professional wrestling action that is… At Wrestlemania 35, Lesnar looks to defend his WWE Universal championship against Seth Rollins.

When it comes to MMA action, however, the former UFC heavyweight champion hasn’t stepped into the Octagon for a fight since July 2016 when he fought Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

The fight initially resulted in a unanimous decision victory for Lesnar. That was until the fight was overturned to a no contest after he tested positive for banned substances. Therefore making Lesnar’s last official win coming at UFC 116 in 2010 when he defeated Shane Carwin via second-round submission (arm triangle).

In that time, Olympic level wrestler and former Strikeforce veteran, Daniel Cormier has gone on to win UFC championships in both the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. Most recently with the latter of the two coming in July 2018 in his champion vs champion super fight clash against Stipe Miocic.

Directly after Cormier’s massive and historic win, the current WWE star entered the Octagon to confront “DC” thus setting up a potential bout sometime before Cormier’s quickly approaching retirement. And the time for the bout looks to be coming soon.

According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on SportsCenter, the UFC is planning to do the Cormier vs Lesnar heavyweight title bout in August. Meaning that the most likely event for the fight to go down at would be UFC 240 which has yet to have a location or date announced.

Obviously, nothing is official yet as Lesnar is still fulfilling obligations with the WWE but after signing a new contract in November, he is allowed a single fight in the UFC.

If the fight does come to fruition, it will go down as the oldest title fight in UFC history as both men are a combined 81 years old (Cormier 40, Lesnar 41).

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/3/2019