It’s no secret two-weight UFC champion Daniel Cormier is a huge WWE fan.
His understanding of WWE’s promos and storyline telling have led to the two-weight world champion partaking in some memorable fight build up’s.
Whether it be a pre-bout brawl with arch rival Jon Jones in August 2014, their epic UFC 214 promo, or Cormier’s recent post-fight altercation with former UFC and WWE heavyweight world champion Brock Lesnar.
Cormier understands the business of sports entertainment, and this has led to the 39-year-old landing a role with the UFC as a commentator.
Since the departure of long time UFC commentator Mike Goldberg, Cormier has often found himself partnered with Jon Anik and Joe Rogan to call fight nights.
However, Cormier is still an active fighter, currently holding the UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight world titles.
Despite a super-fight with Lesnar being rumored for 2019, Cormier will find himself in action November, as he makes the first defence of his heavyweight title against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden, in New York.
Cormier reveals plans to work for WWE
Cormier and Lewis stepped in on late notice to serve as the main-event at MSG, leaving ‘DC’ with no choice but to cancel a trial he had as a WWE commentator, due to training commitments.
“If I didn’t have this fight, I have been talking to the WWE, because they wanted me to go in and do an audition as a member of the commentary team,” Cormier told MMA Fighting.com.
“That was my private little thing. But because of the fight, I had to push it back.
“I want to freak out. I want to freak out next to the thing with Vince in my ear saying, ‘Say this, you a**hole!’ Because I heard Vince tells you what to say. I’m like, ‘OK, Vince.’ Don’t be surprised if I’m on TV and a couple times I go, ‘OK, OK, OK, OK.’ And just say it.”
Cormier did confirm that he plans to remain as a UFC commentator, no matter how his trial with the WWE goes.
“I never want to not be in the UFC,” Cormier said. “I love calling fights. I just love being part of the UFC, man. It’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of.
“[WWE is] new. It’s something new, right? This (UFC) is home. Over there is new. And most times, new is fun and exciting. But I love being home. This is my place. I love the UFC.”