Cormier: UFC Won’t Renege On Lesnar Fight
Outside of a loss to Derrick Lewis at UFC 230, Daniel Cormier has no reason to believe that he won’t be facing Brock Lesnar for the UFC heavyweight title.
“No (I’m not worried about Jones taking that fight from me),” Cormier told reporters during a recent UFC 230 media day. “I’ve got to be honest with you: Over the course of my career I haven’t been done like that. I haven’t had anything promised to me that hasn’t been delivered. The UFC’s been good to me. I don’t worry about that.
“I know I’m going to fight Lesnar. There’s nobody or anything that could change that. They’ve never done me like that, so there’s no reason to believe it would start now.”
“When I was on the (UFC 200) card he was fighting Mark Hunt, he wasn’t fighting for the title or it might’ve been even bigger,” Cormier said of Lesnar’s last fight in the UFC. “Think about it: He fought Mark Hunt in the co-main event and we did 1.2 million buys. Imagine if he’s fighting for the heavyweight championship of the world? People will truly tune in.”
Cormier also wants a bit of revenge on Lesnar when they had their “Wrestlemania moment” at UFC 226.
“When I was in there with Lesnar on July 7 and he pushed me, I was like, ‘Holy sh**,’ I’m having a WrestleMania moment. I’ve got to be honest. I was having a WrestleMania moment. It was the greatest thing ever. I wanted to hit him, but my hand was hurting. He was big and I was kind of thrown off. His outfit was kind of jacked up. … I want to fight Brock. It will be fun.”
Quotes Via: MMA Junkie