Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Mixed Martial Artist Daniel Cormier confirmed that he still has interest in professional wrestling, specifically WWE.
Cormier is currently out of the world of MMA and as a huge pro-wrestling fan, would be happy to appear a few times in a WWE show. According to reports, Fox, always ready for mainstream attention, has interest in Cormier as well.
He had his share of talks with WWE before. They discussed a deal in 2019 but it was fruitless. Fox wanted him for WWE Backstage but the show, known for CM Punk’s return to the mainstream pro-wrestling world, was scraped during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“That’s not my retirement. That would be a vacation,” Cormier said of a WWE run, ruling away a retirement from MMA.
Cormier Went On To Discuss His Royal Rumble Dream
Cormier also has plans for himself move for move if he ever gets to appear in a Royal Rumble match. “I’d love a Royal Rumble moment where I throw a dude into the ropes and I clothesline his ass over the top, or I dropkick somebody over the top rope. And I’ll take my bump and get thrown out,” he said.
“Let me chase somebody down, clothesline him with a Bradshaw-Layfield clothesline from hell and eliminate somebody from the Royal Rumble, then throw me over the top. Pro wrestling? I’m all in,” he added.
In UFC, Cormier is a former Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight champion. He is the second fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously and is the first to defend titles in two different divisions.
Before the entering the world of MMA, he was a top-tier amateur wrestler. Coming off a bronze-medal performance at the 2007 World Championships, Cormier hoped to cap his career by winning a medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. But that did not happen due to an unfortunate kidney problem stemming from excessive weight-cutting for the games.
The 41 year old has flourished in the world of MMA, winning 22 of his 26 matches. He has lost 3 of his matches while 1 of his matches ended in a no contest.
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