UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is getting ready to problem UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic for the gold in the principle tournament of UFC 226.
DC wouldn’t thoughts a long run battle with present WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar as a result of Cormier feels a bout between them could be a large cash appeal.
“That thing never happens unless I get past Stipe, but just hearing out loud was like, oh my goodness,” Cormier mentioned to MMA Fighting. “Hey, I know that when I fight Jon Jones, I make a lot of money. I know that if I was to ever fight a Brock Lesnar, I’m going to make even more money than I’ve ever made in entire life. And ultimately, championships and money is why we do this. I don’t care for all the other stuff. I want to get paid. I’m almost 40, the door’s about to close on me, so why not ride out into the sunset with a massive payday? Truckloads of money. Back up Brinks truck to Gilroy, California if you fight Brock Lesnar, I’m telling you. He told me last time, right? When that thing broke that he was fighting at UFC 200, I said, ‘Big Brock, is it Christmas morning in the Cormier household?’ He goes, ‘Merry Christmas, DC. You’re welcome.’ That’s what he told me. He knows that the money’s coming. When he’s on your card or if you’re fighting against him, he knows that you’re getting paid.”
Lesnar and DC have each battle at the identical card earlier than (UFC 200), however a bout between the 2 would mark a primary time ever come upon.
Whether a bout with Lesnar ever involves fruition or no longer, something DC needs to proceed to do is so as to add to his checklist of accomplishments.
“That’s the biggest thing,” Cormier mentioned. “Ultimately I am a competitor and I’m about accomplishments, achievements, and being remembered. The curtain’s coming down on me. So all of this, and all the stuff that I do all of the time, that’s all going to be gone. All that’s going to be left are the memories of what I did, and if I can accomplish something on July 7th, those memories will last for a real long time. So ultimately that’s the goal. Everything else will be fine.”
UFC 226 takes position on Saturday, July 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier headlining. Fightful is offering reside protection of the development, with a post-show podcast to observe.