The UFC is going full-steam ahead with plans of putting Brock Lesnar and Daniel Cormier together inside the Octagon. After Cormier defeated Stipe Miocic Saturday night at UFC 226 to become the heavyweight champion, he called out Lesnar, the reigning WWE Universal champion. Lesnar had sat Octagon-side as “DC” knocked out Miocic.
The two became involved in a brief shoving match before officials separated them. Lesnar, according to White, will need six months of clean testing in the USADA pool to become eligible to fight, meaning the bout is likely for early 2019.
“We’re definitely going to make that fight,” White said. “He’s going to pop up (in the USADA testing) here Monday or Tuesday.”
Cormier, who is also the current UFC light heavyweight champion, mentioned during his post-fight press conference a desire to fight again this year before concluding his career in 2019. That could mean a title defense of his 205-pound belt before facing Lesnar for the heavyweight championship.
“I fight Brock Lesnar, I get paid,” said Cormier, who added he is only interested in big fights to finish his career.
Below is video of the confrontation between Cormier and Lensar after Cormier called Lesnar out.