Cormier Paused WWE Audition For UFC 230
Daniel Cormier had to postpone a job interview to fight at UFC 230 on November 3rd, not just any job, but a job with the WWE.
Cormier, a long time pro wrestling fan was set for an audition for a commentary job with the pro wrestling brand leader, but would hold off to face off with Derrick Lewis at Madison Square Garden.
“If I didn’t have this fight, I have been talking to the WWE, because they wanted me to go in and do an audition as a member of the commentary team,” Cormier said at UFC 230 media day. “That was my private little thing. But because of the fight, I had to push it back. So there might be some DC in WWE s**t coming.”
Win or lose, Cormier will head down to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando for the tryout, moving from cageside commentary to ringside commentary.
“I like it,” Cormier said of WWE commentary. “I want to freak out. I want to freak out next to the thing with Vince in my ear saying, ‘Say this, you a*****e!’ Because I heard Vince tells you what to say. I’m like, ‘OK, Vince.’ Don’t be surprised if I’m on TV and a couple times I go, ‘OK, OK, OK, OK.’ And just say it.”
“But I never want to not be in the UFC,” Cormier said of his current job as an analyst. “I love calling fights. I just love being part of the UFC, man. It’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of.
“[WWE is] new. It’s something new, right? This is home. Over there is new. And most times, new is fun and exciting. But I love being home. This is my place. I love the UFC.”
Initial Report: MMA Fighting