Brock Lesnar Signs New WWE Deal, Putting Daniel Cormier Fight In Doubt

Daniel Cormier may end up fighting Jon Jones for a third time as a result.

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Brock Lesnar signs new deal with the WWE that could put his future in the UFC in some doubt.

Over the weekend at the UFC 230 pay-per-view event, Daniel Cormier was able to successfully retain his heavyweight title over Derrick Lewis. It’s been established that Cormier would like to make his next title defense against Lesnar at the UFC 233 event.

However, Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting is reporting that this fight is now in jeopardy after Lesnar “secretly” signed a new deal with the WWE. The reason for this was due to WWE’s top star, Roman Reigns, being put on the sidelines. He is currently battling leukemia.

Reigns was the Universal Champion but due to his illness, had to vacate it. Then, Lesnar beat Braun Strowman at the WWE Crown Jewel event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to win the title.

According to the report, this deal does allow Lesnar to fight in the UFC. But with such big money being given to him by the WWE, it puts his future in the UFC in doubt. Also, with Cormier saying he wants to retire by March, a fight against Lesnar seems less likely now due to his recent defense.

“Lesnar agreed secretly to the new deal, and won the pro wrestling championship again. The new deal is for multiple shows. But its length of time has been kept secretive. But it is known that Lesnar is scheduled as late as April of next year for WrestleMania.”

Other Plans That Doesn’t Involve Brock Lesnar

Cormier has gone back and forth on his stance about the third fight with Jon Jones. At first, he said that he would consider going down to light heavyweight to fight him again. However, he backtracked from that talk after beating Lewis.

If Jones can get past Alexander Gustafsson in their UFC 232 light heavyweight rematch then it could get interesting. With Lesnar potentially not being an option next year for Cormier, Jones might be the last fight of DC’s career.

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Jon Jones Still Intrigued By Potential Brock Lesnar Bout

It has been over a year since Jon Jones called out Brock Lesnar, but “Bones” would still like to fight the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title holder. Jones is scheduled to take on Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch…

It has been over a year since Jon Jones called out Brock Lesnar, but “Bones” would still like to fight the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title holder. Jones is scheduled to take on Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch at UFC 232. The bout will be contested for the UFC light heavyweight title. The […]

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Quote: Brock Lesnar Is Tougher Fight For ‘DC’ Than Derrick Lewis

This past weekend (Sat. November 3, 2018) Daniel Cormier successfully defended his heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 230. “DC” submitted Derrick Lewis, and remains the UFC’s “Champ Champ,” also holding the light h…

This past weekend (Sat. November 3, 2018) Daniel Cormier successfully defended his heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 230. “DC” submitted Derrick Lewis, and remains the UFC’s “Champ Champ,” also holding the light heavyweight title. Now, Cormier claims to only have one fight left in him before retiring for good. That fight will […]

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Quote: Brock Lesnar Will Be Tougher Fight For Daniel Cormier Than Lewis

Daniel Cormier has booked himself in a fight that could be the toughest contest of his pro-MMA career.

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Brock Lesnar will be a tougher fight for Daniel Cormier than his latest bout against Derrick Lewis, according to one former UFC star. DC continues to add more achievements to his legacy that will be looked upon once he steps away from the sport of MMA.

Over the weekend at the UFC 230 pay-per-view event, Cormier was able to successfully retain his title over Lewis. It’s been established that Cormier would like to make his next title defense against Lesnar at the UFC 233 event.

Brendan Schaub recently gave some high praise to Cormier following UFC 230.

“What makes DC great is yes, obviously he’s athletic. He’s gifted with some abilities a lot of other guys aren’t, but Daniel Cormier’s brain, his cerebral game is so much better than everybody else that’s ever fought,” Schaub said recently on his Below the Belt podcast.

Brock Lesnar More Threating To The King?

The former UFC heavyweight star continued by stating that Cormier has a better mental game than Jon Jones or even Alexander Gustafsson.

“He’s way better at the mental aspect of facing adversity, sticking to a game plan with what he has. Is he more athletic than Jon Jones? No. Is he more athletic than Gustafsson? No. His mental game is so much better than these guys. He’s the most intelligent fighter to ever fight in the UFC. I truly believe that.”

The former MMA fighter turned podcaster and comedian brought up how Lesnar is an athletically freak. He also thinks that Lesnar doesn’t get talked about enough for this.

“[With Lesnar] you’re talking a complete freak,” said Schaub (H/T to MMAFighting). “Athletically, is he the biggest freak to ever do it? He’s f**king up there, man. We don’t talk about it enough. A guy at his age and with his background. He’s not even a part time mixed martial artist.”

At the end of the day, Schaub sees Cormier fighting Lesnar as a tougher fight than against Derrick Lewis.

“He’s f**king tough to deal with. No one goes in there and is like, ‘Ah this is a gimme fight.’ Even DC’s not like that. I promise you Brock Lesnar will be a tougher fight for DC than Derrick Lewis was. We don’t give that man enough props.”

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Daniel Cormier Has Already Locked Up 2018 MMA Fighter Of The Year

Following his latest victory at this past Saturday night in New York City, a submission win over knockout artist Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230, Daniel Cormier has already locked up the award for 2018 MMA Fighter of the Year. There’s …

Following his latest victory at this past Saturday night in New York City, a submission win over knockout artist Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 230, Daniel Cormier has already locked up the award for 2018 MMA Fighter of the Year. There’s still two months left in the year, but at this point […]

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Six Biggest Takeaways From An Insane UFC 230

The UFC’s annual Madison Square Garden pay-per-view (PPV) event is in the books. UFC 230 provided some great bouts and moments for fans in New York. Daniel Cormier defended his title against “The Black Beast” Derrick Lewis in the main event, Chris Weidman and Jacaré Souza put on a show for the fans in an […]

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The UFC’s annual Madison Square Garden pay-per-view (PPV) event is in the books. UFC 230 provided some great bouts and moments for fans in New York.

Daniel Cormier defended his title against “The Black Beast” Derrick Lewis in the main event, Chris Weidman and Jacaré Souza put on a show for the fans in an instant classic middleweight co-main event. The rest of the PPV main card was entertaining and not to mention the prelims provided us with some fantastic fights.

After a whirlwind weekend of fights, it can be difficult to organize your thoughts regarding the outcomes. After all, there were a total of 12 fights at UFC 230. That’s why we here at LowkickMMA have done the legwork for you.

Here are the six biggest takeaways from an insane UFC 230.

“DC” Has Claim At Being GOAT

At this point in his Hall of Fame career, it can be argued that Daniel Cormier is in the running for greatest of all-time.

The 39-year-old Cormier will most likely hang up the gloves after he fights Brock Lesnar in the first quarter of 2019. If he beats Lesnar as most expect he will, he will retire with a record of 23-1(1) with the only loss being to his rival Jon Jones.

Whether he is competing at light heavyweight or he is defending his title at heavyweight, “DC” just gets it done. He is a winner in every sense of the word.

His victory over Derrick Lewis was expected, but the manner in which Cormier beat Lewis is what continually impresses fight fans. ‘DC” didn’t have to absorb one power punch from “The Black Beast.” He was able to execute his game plan to a tee.

It’s my belief that not only does Cormier have a claim at being the GOAT, but I believe he has dominated time and again that he is deserving of that title.

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