Daniel Cormier Confirms Discussions With WWE

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Daniel Cormier confirmed in an interview with Sports Illustrated that he has had discussions with WWE.

“We’ve been talking,” Cormier said. “We’ve spoken to some of the people over there in very, very early conversations. WWE is a company I’ve watched and loved my entire life.”

Cormier retired from the UFC after losing to Stipe Miocic in a fight for the UFC heavyweight championship at UFC 252 on August 15, 2020. Cormier, who also did commentary work in UFC, has expressed interest in calling matches for WWE.

“Put me at the commentary table,” Cormier says. “Let me call the matches for six months and tell you how great these wrestlers are in the ring. I would love that, and I wouldn’t be faking it. WWE is something I’ve loved my entire life.”

DC stated he would be open to getting in the ring after that.

“Then, after those six months, what if I’m sitting next to Michael Cole, and Roman comes over and smacks the microphone out of my hand?” Cormier said. “But I’m an announcer. Will I hit him back? Then you’re asking if this will happen or not. That’s what I want, that slow build, the type of story you want to see, and your heart feels like it’s going to explode while you’re waiting for it. Give me the slow build, let it simmer.”

As first reported here on WrestlingNews.com Insider on August 17, 2020, Triple H reached out to Cormier shortly after his last fight. At the time, WWE wanted to get him involved quickly but he suffered a torn cornea during the Miocic fight, which created a delay.