UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier, who challenges UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic for his title in the main event of UFC 226 in July, recently spoke about the possibility of being the opponent Brock Lesnar will face if and when he returns to the Octagon.
“That thing never happens unless I get past Stipe [Miocic], but just hearing out loud was like, oh my goodness,” Cormier told MMAFighting.com about hearing that he might be the person to face Lesnar if he wins the UFC Heavyweight Title at UFC 226 in July.
“Hey, I know that when I fight Jon Jones, I make a lot of money,” said Cormier. “I know that if I was to ever fight a Brock Lesnar, I’m going to make even more money than I’ve ever made in entire life, and ultimately, championships and money is why we do this.”
Cormier continued, “I don’t care for all the other stuff. I want to get paid. I’m almost 40, the door’s about to close on me, so why not ride out into the sunset with a massive payday? Truckloads of money. Back up Brinks truck to Gilroy, California if you fight Brock Lesnar, I’m telling you. He told me last time, right? When that thing broke that he was fighting at UFC 200, I said, ‘Big Brock, is it Christmas morning in the Cormier household?’ He goes, ‘Merry Christmas, DC. You’re welcome.’ That’s what he told me. He knows that the money’s coming. When he’s on your card or if you’re fighting against him, he knows that you’re getting paid.”
Check out the complete interview with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier at MMAFighting.com.
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