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Daniel Cormier's latest comments on joining the WWE when he retires from UFC

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The two worlds of WWE and UFC seem to have crossed paths with the apparent upcoming bout between Daniel Cormier and Brock Lesnar.

Ever since their cage confrontation at UFC 226 in July, fans have been anticipating the two squaring off for the UFC Heavyweight title, and after DC defeated Derrick Lewis at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, the path is clear for Lesnar to return in early 2019.

Cormier called Lesnar out after the victory, telling him to bring his WWE Universal Championship the next time they meet, because he will take that belt off him as well as defeating him in the Octagon.

And DC's WWE dream may become much more of a reality than some people think.

It was revealed by the champion last month during a media scrum promoting the UFC 230 event that Cormier was supposed to try out in a commentating role for the WWE, but it had to be postponed.

News reports then stated that it was Fox Sports - who recently signed a huge-money deal to broadcast SmackDown Live on their channel on Friday nights starting October 2019 - who want DC to be positioned on the microphone.

Cormier has revealed more information regarding contact with the company, and has cleared up some rumours surrounding what entity is actually pushing for his arrival.

They [WWE] called me. They reached out to my assistant. It was WWE, not Fox. They called me about going to Orlando," stated Cormier to Busted Open Radio, via WrestlingInc.

Daniel Cormier and Brock Lesnar should be fighting in the UFC in 2019 - but it could also happen in the WWE.

"I had a date, but then I couldn't make it. Afterward, they asked me to go back but they were on tour, and I was like, I want to do it with the entire commentary team. I don't want to do it with one guy here and one guy there because I wanted to see who I can mesh with.

"But then I took this [UFC 230] fight and then it got pushed back again. We will revisit this. I am going to Orlando to the Performance Center to do my gig to see how it works out.

"I am very passionate about pro wrestling. I have watched it my whole life. Since I was a kid I liked watching wrestling and is a dream to be able to do something with them in the future."

And when pressed on if he would ever step into the WWE ring for a match, Cormier couldn't rule it out.

"I will be 40 years old come March of 2019," said Cormier. "Am I saying that it is out of the realm of possibilities to do a one-off here and there? I would be into it, but I'd be more of a protector of the announce table going forward."

Regardless of whether he would ever compete for the company, Cormier to WWE is definitely best for business.

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