Brock Lesnar will be making his return to the Octagon when he takes on Mark Hunt at UFC 200. One person that seems pretty happy for his return is UFC lightweight champion Daniel Cormier.
Cormier was pretty happy for Lesnar’s return because the two are pretty good friends. He is also pretty happy because it will help his wallet, since he earns revenue from PPV buys and he knows Lesnar is a huge draw.
“Brock Lesnar got on the card and Brock’s a huge draw. So right as Brock was getting announced, I was at UFC 199 with Luke Rockhold. I started hearing these rumors so I started texted Brock. I’m like, ‘Hey, Brock are you fighting? Tell me please.’ He didn’t respond. So I wrote, ‘Hey, Brock, is it Christmas time in the Cormier household?’ because Brock sells pay-per-views, I am obviously one of the guys that gets pay-per-view dollars. And he goes, ‘Merry Christmas.’ That’s all he wrote back,” Cormier told the “Opie and Jim Norton Show” recently.
Cormier then said he responded and was happier than Ralphie when he received his “Red Ryder air rifle” in “A Christmas Story.”
“I was like ‘Brock you’re the (expletive) man’ and congratulations and welcome back, buddy. My wallet jumped out of my damn pocket. I had to pick it up off the ground.”
It looks like this is going to be a pretty good night for both the UFC and Daniel Cormier.
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