One of the most anticipated fights of 2019, Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Cormier is still up in the air despite this year coming to an end.
The match between the two heavyweight behemoths was made official by UFC President Dana White shortly after UFC 226 where Lesnar and Cormier had a physical confrontation inside the Octagon. The Beast also re-entered the USADA testing pool in July, has been tested 5 times already and will be cleared to compete in the UFC on or after January 8, 2019.
During the UFC 232 post-fight conference, White was asked about the potential big money fight that is expected to take place next year (before DC retires in March).
“[Lesnar is] not out of the picture,” White said. “Absolutely (he could still fight Cormier). I think he’s already under contract with me. We were talking about it, and then he ended up signing a new deal with WWE. He’s in a very unique position because he can play this thing between UFC and WWE. “
“And they get right down to the wire, and I think Vince [McMahon] throws so much money at him that he says, ‘All right, I’ll do [WWE] again.’ Because this is here no matter what. When he’s ready, he can come in here and fight and he’s gonna make a sh*tload of money here, too. So it makes sense. I’m assuming that’s what’s going on.”
“One of the things you guys know about me is, I don’t wait for anybody. I’m not (expletive) waiting around for anybody. I’m rolling with the business. Guy doesn’t want to fight this year? It’s all good.”
“It doesn’t matter who you are – how big you are, what your deal is. You don’t want to fight, do your thing. When you’re ready to fight, you come back and talk to me and we’ll figure something out.”