As seen at UFC 226, Brock Lesnar shoved Daniel Cormier, setting up a potential fight against The UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion when he returns to the Octagon in early 2019.
During a recent interview with the folks at Instinct Culture, The UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion joked about the fact that Lesnar may have shoved him because he knows that he is friends with another WWE Superstar, “The Architect” Seth Rollins.
“Maybe that’s why [Lesnar’s] mad at me because I’m friends with Seth Rollins,” Cormier told Instinct Culture. “I got a text message from Seth right after the fight. He goes, ‘congratulations now go kick Brock’s ass,’” D.C. revealed.
“That’s what I’m gonna do,” Cormier added.”
During the conclusion of UFC 226, Cormier invited Lesnar into the Octagon and The Beast Incarnate walked right up and shoved DC. “I was really thinking, ‘I’m having a WrestleMania moment,” Cormier said.
Johnathan Coachman said that Lesnar shoved Cormier because he was making the conclusion of UFC 226 “so WWE.” Cormier has said that Lesnar will be his next opponent in The UFC. A fight has not been announced yet, but Lesnar did reportedly re-enter The USADA testing pool on July 3rd meaning he could fight again by January 2019.
You can check out the entire interview Daniel Cormier had with Instinct Culture in the video below:
First interview is up! I talked to @dc_mma about #BrockLesnar, if he thinks we’ll see Connor/Khabib this year, if he still plans on retiring at 40, if he’s defending the Light Heavyweight title soon + more! #ESPYS #HumanitarianAwards #DanielCormier https://t.co/9geykfTISv pic.twitter.com/Ep4YDOKcPJ
— Denise Salcedo (@_denisesalcedo) July 18, 2018