Legendary UFC name Daniel Cormier revealed he would be covering WrestleMania for ESPN as a journalist. The WWE Audience should be familiar with the former UFC Heavyweight Champion as he famously stepped in to referee the Fight Pit battle between Seth Rollins and Matt Riddle at Extreme Rules 2022.
While Cormier has made it clear that he loves professional wrestling, many fans assumed it was just a matter of time until he returned to the sport after retiring from the spotlight after his guest refereeing responsibilities were finished.
The Road to WrestleMania turns out to be the ideal time for someone like Cormier to go back into things! Cormier was keen to point out that his attendance at WrestleMania was solely for the purpose of reporting on the event for ESPN during his statement.
“I’m going to WrestleMania. The first week of April for ESPN, I’ll be leading the coverage for WrestleMania — I’m so excited about it. I’m getting more opportunities for ESPN, and I’m so thankful for that. So I’ll be at WrestleMania, just in a different capacity, and we’ll see what the future holds down the line,” Cormier said in the interview with Sports Illustrated.
While the appearance of Daniel Cormier is one thing, a part of his statement has caught the attention of the UFC and WWE fans alike. Cormier noted that he is planning to smack WWE superstar and former UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is Lesnar plans to cross his path.
“If Brock steps in my way? I’ll smack him upside his head,” Cormier said in the interview.
This will not be the first time that Brock Lesnar and Daniel Cormier cross paths. Back when Daniel Cormier was the UFC champion, Brock Lesnar had entered the UFC cage to confront Cormier.
While many assumed that it would lead to a fight between the two, nothing materialized.
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