Two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier is currently gearing up to defend his heavyweight title from Derrick Lewis. That being said, the reigning champion was previously pursuing other interests.
Cormier and Lewis are set to headline UFC 230 on Nov. 3, live on pay-per-view. Speaking at the recent UFC 230 media day, Daniel Cormier revealed that he has been talking with the WWE about auditioning for a commentary spot with the organization.
“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. That was my private little thing. But because of the fight, I had to push it back. So there might be some DC in WWE shit coming.”
“I like it. I want to freak out. I want to freak out next to the thing with Vince in my ear saying, ‘Say this, you asshole!’ 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.”
“But I never want to not be in the UFC. 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 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.”