News Cormier: I’ll fake fight with Lesnar, then punch him upside his head

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    The UFC set up a big heavyweight championship fight after Daniel Cormier won the title from Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 226 last night (July 7, 2018) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar stormed the cage just after Cormier called him out following his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

    There was some shoving, some cursing, and general grandstanding that came off a whole lot more like a pro wrestling angle than anything legitimate.

    When asked about this at the post-fight press conference, Cormier doubled down on it, more or less admitting to working a pro wrestling style angle for the sake of a bigger payday:

    “Hey, ‘staged, they’re idiots.’ Fine. Stay broke. You got a guy like Brock Lesnar in front of you and you don’t go crazy on him? Are you crazy? When Brock decided to step in the Octagon with me... he’s a pro wrestler, he does fake fighting. So I’ll do fake fighting with you until I put my fist upside of your face. I’ll do fake fighting with you, Brock, and then I’ll punch you upside your head. So, yeah, yeah, you guys call it fake online, I see a bunch of fighters ‘oh, it’s so fake, I don’t want to watch this.’ Tune in and keep lacing my pockets. You guys gotta get on board. These guys get on the microphone after their fights and say ‘yeah, it’s whatever the UFC decides.’ Okay.”

    Later, he went so far as to say he would go to WWE to do business with Lesnar there if it’s something WWE would want:

    ”If they wanted me over there, I’d go over there. I’d go beat Brock in a wrestling match. Maybe they’d do us a shoot match, put us in singlets and see who wins. And I can go major decision him or something, or maybe pin him.”

    The UFC broadcast closed with its commentators explaining that, yes, this is a whole lot like a WWE angle but the difference is when Lesnar and Cormier eventually meet up to fight the punches will be very real. They are now embracing the similarities between MMA and pro wrestling in a way they haven’t in many, many years, at least publicly.

    The power of Lesnar.

    And money.

    Lots and lots of money.

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  2. This is a big money fight. I'm pumped. DC is a smart man. He knows a Lesnar fight is his option for the biggest possible payday. Hes almost 40 and has the heavyweight title, so its smart that he would take that fight as soon as he can so he can make the most money
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  3. Very hyped for this fight.. DC knocked out Miocic in the first round.. He'll likely knock out Lesnar to if he's not careful.. I'm guessing Cormier retires after this fight..He's almost 40 years old and he's said he wants to retire when he's 40.
  4. My only question is how does the whole weight class thing work in UFC? Dont they have to be about the same weight? DC is about 240 and Leanar is pushing about 280, so what weight are they even gonna fight at? Seems like alot for Lesnar to lose or DC to gain.
  5. The limit is between 206 to 265... Lesnar might have to lose some weight, but he has until January, assuming the fight is in January or February.. He should be able to cut 20/25 lbs..
  6. Does that mean DC would have to jump up to 260-265 as well? Or can he stay at 240?
  7. He might have to gain some weight, shouldn't be a big deal. He gained 41 pounds for his fight against Miocic.