Daniel Cormier Responds to Critics of Confrontation with Brock Lesnar

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Daniel Cormier commented on his confrontation with Brock Lesnar during a UFC 226 post-PPV press conference and said he’s going to kick Lesnar’s butt.

“I guess Brock Lesnar is here to pick a fight. So I called him out. I’ve been knowing him for a long time. I told him I was gonna kick his butt. And I will kick his butt when we fight.”

Cormier also responded to fighters and fans that criticized his involvement in a WWE-style “angle” with Lesnar.

“‘Staged, they’re idiots’ — fine. Stay broke. You’ve got a guy like Brock Lesnar in front of you and you don’t go crazy on him? Are you crazy? Brock is a pro wrestler, he does fake fighting. So I will do fake fighting with you until I put my fist upside your face. I’ll do fake fighting with you, Brock. And then I’ll punch you upside your head.”

“So yeah, yeah. You guys call it fake online. I see a bunch of fighters. ‘Oh, it’s so fake, I don’t want to watch this.’ Tune in and keep lacing my pockets. You’ve guys gotta get on board. These guys get on the microphone after their fights and say, ‘Yeah, it’s whatever the UFC decides.’ OK.”

You can listen to his remarks below.

(H/T to MMAFighting for the above quotes)

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