Brock Lesnar Heading Back To UFC To Fight Daniel Cormier

With all of the hype surrounding the World Cup in Russia, you could be forgiven for thinking that all other sports had stopped and were patiently waiting for it to finish. You'd be wrong.

There's cricket, there's tennis, there is cycling, and now, there's big news from the world of UFC.

It's been confirmed that Brock Lesnar will return to the octagon to fight Daniel Cormier. That's pretty big news in the world of hitting people really hard around the head.

Dana White, the UFC head honcho, confirmed that Lesnar wants to get back into the swing of things as soon as possible.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

White was speaking at UFC 226 this weekend, at which Cormier fought and won against Stipe Miocic to become the two-division champion.

White said: "Yeah, we're definitely going to make that fight [Cormier vs Lesnar].

"Lesnar hit me up a couple days ago and says: ''Sorry I went dark on you, I had some stuff I had to take care of, but I'm going to come to the fight this weekend'. Okay, see you Saturday.

"He came here tonight, he was all fired up, if you couldn't tell. Right when he got to my seat to the side, he was acting like a lunatic. He was fired up and excited for this fight.

"His gut told him Stipe because he felt that Cormier put too much weight on for this fight, he felt it was going to affect him. It didn't."

Daniel Cormier. Credit: PA
Daniel Cormier. Credit: PA

If Lesnar wants to make the fight, and it seems as if he does, he's still got some obstacles to overcome. Chiefly amongst them is that he is currently needs to serve a doping suspension from the USA Anti-doping Agency (USADA).

He failed a test a while back, but has now re-applied to enter the drug testing pool. This means that the clock will soon be ticking on a potential return. That could be as soon as around 6 months from now.

White continued: "So, the process has started, they started the process last week,

"I don't know where they are in the process, but he's going to pop up on the board here soon, Monday or Tuesday. I don't know where they are in the process."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Also standing in his way is the fact that is contracted to the WWE just now, as well.

White said that this is not an issue, and that Vince McMahon, his World Wrestling Entertainment counterpart, is cool with Lesnar's return to MMA.

He said: "He's free and clear to do this fight.

"Him and Vince [McMahon] have a good relationship. He's not going to do anything to piss Vince off. I don't know the specifics but he's good."

Good news for fight fans everywhere.

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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