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Brock Lesnar/Daniel Cormier UFC fight ‘may not happen’, according to Dana White

MMA: UFC 226-Miocic vs Cormier Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

When Seth Rollins pinned Brock Lesnar to win the Universal title in WrestleMania 35’s opening match last Sunday (April 7), most WWE fans assumed that meant the Beast was headed back to the Octagon (around a lucrative Saudi Arabian payday, of course). Right before ‘Mania, we heard that was UFC’s plan. His long-rumored opponent, Heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier, even joked about setting up the fight with an appearance at MetLife Stadium to return the favor from when Brock crashed the cage after UFC 226.

Not so fast, says UFC President Dana White.

At the MMA giant’s seasonal press conference this afternoon (Fri., April 12), White said, “Seriously, that fight isn’t even in the works. That fight may not even happen.” He also reiterated his usual answer about his former Heavyweight king, “When Brock Lesnar’s ready, he’ll call me.”

This could just be gamesmanship from White, possibly in response to Lesnar’s negotiating tactics. We’ll know based on whether the fight ever happens.

In the meantime, Dana says UFC is planning for Cormier’s next bout to be a rematch with the man he beat for the strap, Stipe Miocic. WWE seems to have moved on from Brock, not only putting the belt on Rollins, but having his advocate Paul Heyman tease a departure for Las Vegas (home of UFC’s headquarters) as their next destination after WrestleMania.

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