Is Daniel Cormier In Talks With WWE?
Daniel Cormier has expressed interest in making appearances for WWE but is he in talks with the promotion?
Cormier is now retired from MMA competition. He wrapped up his pro MMA career after taking on Stipe Miocic in a trilogy bout at UFC 252 on August 15. Cormier lost the fight via unanimous decision.
“DC” has said that there’s no reason for him to keep fighting at the age of 41 with his second loss to Miocic. Cormier says if he is no longer fighting for titles, then there’s no point in sticking around.
Many believe that Cormier will have no issues thriving post-fighting due to his success as a color commentator for the UFC. “DC” has made it clear that he is also passionate about the pro wrestling industry. On several occasions, the Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development, Triple H, has said Cormier would be welcomed to the WWE.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Cormier revealed that talks with WWE are in the preliminary stages.
“We’ve been talking. We’ve spoken to some of the people over there in very, very early conversations. WWE is a company I’ve watched and loved my entire life.”
Cormier went on to say that if he was in the booth for WWE shows, he would come across as genuine due to his love for the company.
“Put me at the commentary table. Let me call the matches for six months and tell you how great these wrestlers are in the ring. I would love that, and I wouldn’t be faking it. WWE is something I’ve loved my entire life.”
Cormier ended his pro MMA career with a record of 22-3, 1 NC. Along the way, he captured the UFC Heavyweight and Light-Heavyweight gold. “DC” has defeated the likes of Miocic, Anderson Silva, Anthony Johnson, and Josh Barnett to name a few.