Daniel Cormier Claims Cain Velasquez Will Return In 2019

UFC “Champ Champ” Daniel Cormier claims that his longtime training partner and friend, Cain Velasquez, will return to the UFC in 2019.

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez’s return to the Octagon could be on the horizon.

Velasquez’s longtime training partner and friend, Daniel Cormier, took to Instagram and teased the heavyweight great will return to the cage in 2019:

“2019, The return of the king! Heavyweights get ready! Your belt is waiting for you champ!”

Velasquez hasn’t fought in over two years. In his last outing, he made quick work of Travis Browne at UFC 200 via first-round knockout. Prior to that, Velasquez suffered the second-ever loss of his MMA career. He was submitted by Fabricio Werdum in Mexico, losing the heavyweight title in the process.

Over the years, injuries have been keeping Velasquez from returning to the cage. It’s also possible that he is at odds with UFC brass over contractual issues. Velasquez recently visited the professional wrestling juggernaut, WWE, and their training facility in Florida.

He teased a potential career as a professional wrestler and even suggested he’d like to take a belt from Brock Lesnar in another sport. In his absence from the heavyweight division, Cormier has emerged as the new king of the weight class. “DC” not only holds the UFC’s heavyweight, but also light heavyweight title.

Cormier is nearing retirement from fighting, opening up the door for Velasquez to chase the heavyweight crown upon his return.

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Daniel Cormier Details Cool Story Of Daughter’s Reaction To UFC 230 Win

Daniel Cormier details a cool story of the reaction of his daughter to seeing Derrick Lewis in the moment of defeat. Over the weekend at the UFC 230 pay-per-view event, Cormier was able to successfully retain his title over Lewis. This fight served as the main event of the show that went down at Madison […]

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Daniel Cormier details a cool story of the reaction of his daughter to seeing Derrick Lewis in the moment of defeat.

Over the weekend at the UFC 230 pay-per-view event, Cormier was able to successfully retain his title over Lewis. This fight served as the main event of the show that went down at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York City.

The UFC heavyweight champion went on record by telling MMAjunkie Radio co-host Brian “Goze” Garcia a cool story about his daughter. More specifically, her reaction to seeing a defeated Lewis after UFC 230.

“I think my kids love the fights. They love the excitement of the arena. They’ve been to the last three. They love that, but they also don’t love the other side. Like, my daughter doesn’t love the other side, man.”

Cormier continued by bringing up how his family was at the post-fight conference and waiting for him to take the stage. At this point, she noticed Lewis dealing with the loss at the show.

“She was in the press conference area waiting for me to go. Derrick went in there, and he was in the same area of my kids. And my wife said she saw him, looking over there, my little girl. Derrick was kind of standing there with his head down.”

The UFC heavyweight champ recalled how his family knows the ups and downs of the sport after he lost to Jon Jones at UFC 214. Thus, they knew what Lewis was dealing with.

“(My daughter) goes, ‘Mom.’ And my wife goes, ‘What?’ She goes, ‘I feel really bad for Derrick. He looks sad.’ So, like, they got to see the other side. And I don’t think my daughter likes that, man. She’s very sensitive. I don’t think they’ll be calling for Dad to even fight again. Because they also saw me on the other side when I lost to Jones. So they know the ups and downs of the fight game.” 

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UFC 230 Preliminary Viewership Numbers Are In

The UFC 230 preliminary viewership numbers have been revealed. The FS1 broadcast drew an average of 635,000 viewers (via MMAFighting.com). The peak of the viewership occurred with 808,000 viewers during the Jordan Rinaldi vs. Jason Knight featured prel…

The UFC 230 preliminary viewership numbers have been revealed. The FS1 broadcast drew an average of 635,000 viewers (via MMAFighting.com). The peak of the viewership occurred with 808,000 viewers during the Jordan Rinaldi vs. Jason Knight featured preliminary bout, which saw Rinaldi take home the unanimous decision, resulting in four consecutive losses for Jason “The […]

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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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Daniel Cormier Explains Why He Has No Interest In Taking A Boxing Match

Two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title holder Daniel Cormier doesn’t plan on stepping inside the boxing ring unless it’s to spar for a mixed martial arts bout. Cormier is riding a wave of momentum just before his planned re…

Two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title holder Daniel Cormier doesn’t plan on stepping inside the boxing ring unless it’s to spar for a mixed martial arts bout. Cormier is riding a wave of momentum just before his planned retirement. “DC” is the reigning UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion. He’s undefeated as a heavyweight and […]

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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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