New UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier pulled off an upset win over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this past weekend and was quick to call out of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who was coincidentally sitting in the front row.
Literally moments after winning, DC grabbed the microphone while still standing in the ring, and called out Lesnar, who walked into the octagon and answered the call by shoving Cormier across the cage, which resulted in mayhem, media hype and additional millions of dollars when the pen finally hits paper for a potential blockbuster pay-per-view fight.
While there are still obstacles to hurdle before a match can be officially booked, including the “retired” Lesnar having to re-enter the USADA pool per UFC policy and complete his previous suspension due to a failed drug test, all signs point to a main event fight in either November at Madison Square Garden or sometime in early 2019.
There was a clause in Lesnar’s most recent contract extension with WWE following WrestleMania in April, that permitted him the opportunity to fight in UFC.
The multi-million dollar question now is… what about WWE?
Brock Lesnar is currently the Universal Champion on WWE’s Monday Night Raw roster. Fans have already been complaining about his far and few appearances in WWE, as his last match was back in April at The Greatest Royal Rumble pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia. There are rumors that Brock will compete at WWE’s “SummerSlam”, scheduled for Sunday, August 19th at Barclay’s Center in New York City. but no confirmations as of now.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is a mastermind when it comes to business and will surely capitalize on the current media hype, which seems… ironically scripted, even for UFC.
WWE Monday Night Raw airs tonight on the USA Network at 8pm PST from the TD Garden in Boston.