Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier turned 40 this past March amidst talks of his retirement from the Octagon and potential WWE move.
Cormier lost the gold to Stipe Miocic at UFC 241 leading to rumors of his potential departure from the sport. DC hasn’t closed the door on UFC yet, but at the same time, he’s looking for a spot in WWE.
On Konnan’s Keeping It 100 podcast, Cormier explained that he could be on WWE commentary. While an in-ring career is what WWE expects of DC, it won’t hurt to have him at the announcers’ desk till he’s ready to lace up his boots.
“I’ve had a lot of conversations with a lot of people about different things with WWE. One was the studio show in LA (WWE Backstage). Another one was maybe trying to figure out a way to be on the commentary table. I’ve got some great relationships with FOX so I don’t necessarily know if it was WWE pushing it or FOX pushing it.”
From what it seems, Cormier’s WWE move is not a matter of if, but when.
“I’ve talked to Triple H and Michael Cole, I’ve talked to the people who run the shows down at FOX. I like to say the ship has not sailed. We still have to find something that works and the moment we find something that works, I’m all in.”
Cormier was scheduled to fight Brock Lesnar in UFC earlier this summer. The big-money match never happened as The Beast announced his shock UFC retirement just days before things were about to get official.
It’s safe to assume WWE will eventually sign the 40-year-old megastar to book the dream Cormier vs. Lesnar box-office match at WrestleMania – the juggernaut promotion has the funds to sign DC, just like how they scooped up Tyson Fury and Cain Velasquez last month.