UFC President Dana White is still unsure as to when the highly anticipated Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Cormier fight will take place inside The Octagon.
As reported months ago, Lesnar showed up at UFC 226 and shoved Cormier, thus teasing a match with the reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion which was later made official by White.
In a recent interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto following Saturday night’s UFC 230 pay-per-view, White was asked if Cormier will face Lesnar next.
White said, “Should be. I can’t predict anything but yea. I have not talked to Brock tonight but I haven’t looked at my phone either. Brock and I haven’t talked in a little while. He was doing his WWE stuff and we’ll see. There’s no timeline.”
The UFC President also added that since Cormier and Derrick Lewis fought at UFC 230 on short notice, he wants the 39-year old fighter to take some time off with his family.
Cormier is the current champion of both the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions in UFC. As of October 15, 2018, the American MMA star is the number 1 ranked Pound-for-Pound fighter in UFC.
As per White’s belief, Cormier will retire in March 2019 upon turning 40 and added that the UFC star, whom he ranked as UFC’s all-time greats, has a bright future as a broadcaster.
It’s worth noting that Cormier has a future tryout with WWE thanks to Fox for showing deep interest in the UFC Heavyweight Champion and wanting to make SmackDown Live consist of more sports in place of comedy.
Lesnar is currently in the USADA testing pool and at the same time the reigning WWE Universal Champion. The Beast defeated Braun Strowman at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view event to kick off his second Universal Championship reign. Lesnar is yet to sign a deal with UFC and will be cleared to step back in The Octagon after early January 2019 provided he delivers clean tests consistently.