Brock Lesnar was supposed to make his UFC return against Daniel Cormier this year after a long grind in the USADA testing pool since July 2018.
Cormier, the reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion was extremely eager to fight Lesnar who hasn’t stepped in the Octagon since July 2016. However, that super-fight won’t ever happen now that The Beast is officially retired from UFC.
During a recent interview with TMZ Sports, DC revealed that he’s quite disappointed with Lesnar’s sudden decision to quit the Octagon.
“I’m disappointed. I wanted to fight Brock. I’ve known Brock a long time. I’ve competed with Brock for a long time in wrestling.”
“I’ve always been a fan of his. We had that great moment after UFC 226, so the build was gonna be fun.”
“But you can only really worry about things that you can control. I can’t control that he doesn’t want to fight anymore. He’s done.”
Having inked a long-time deal with WWE, Lesnar and made his shock return at Money In The Bank last month. He closed the show by winning the briefcase and critics were quick to note how WWE once again buried other talents to showcase their forever golden boy.
While DC is pretty aware that his fight against Lesnar will never happen, he still believes that The Beast made the right call.
“I just think the WWE gave him such a great deal; they really always take care of this guy.”
“Ultimately, you get paid that much money to go and wrestle as opposed to fighting me?”
For those unaware, Cormier had planned to retire this past March but even pushed back his retirement date in order to accommodate his highly-anticipated fight against Lesnar before hanging up his gloves once and for all.
“There’s no predetermined outcome there. I’m gonna try to kick your ass. So, I think he made the smart decision.”
Cormier will be facing Stipe Miocic at UFC 241, the very man who he had beaten by first-round KO to win the title at UFC 226 last year.