Daniel Cormier defeated Derrick Lewis during UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night and then he called out Brock Lesnar. Lesnar didn’t show up to MSG for the show, but the date DC mentioned was March 2nd in Las Vegas — but would that work with Lesnar’s schedule as WWE Universal Champion?
Dave Meltzer discussed this complicated situation during Wrestling Observer Radio that could get even hairier as things start to fall into place because there is a lot to consider when you’re talking about what Lesnar could do at this stage in his career as he not only looks destined for a UFC return, but he very well may be doing it as Universal Champion if WWE can’t get the title off of him fast enough.
“He brought up the date of March 2nd where they’re going to have a big show in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas so that was the big night that [Cormier’s] talking about. Brock is in an interesting situation because you know he’s WWE Universal Champion and logic would tell you he’s either going to lose at the Royal Rumble or at WrestleMania. Of the 2, WrestleMania makes the most sense unless Roman Reigns is going to be back soon in that case you probably wanna do the event quicker.”
“But if you’re going to coronate somebody to be a big star obviously it’s going to be at WrestleMania and a week before Vince changes his mind and decides it’s not going to work but the thing with Strowman is he’s not going to sit there and say, ‘Oh god if he wins fans are going to turn on the show,’ which was always the fear and why he kept changing his mind all those other years [with Roman Reigns].”
“So WrestleMania would be April, March 2nd — you know it’s a risk because what if [Lesnar] gets a concussion? I don’t know, it’s unlikely because Brock has never gotten a concussion in an MMA fight, but there’s always a first time.”
Only time will tell how Brock Lesnar works out his WWE and UFC schedule at this point — but he only needs to stay clear to be a fighter because part-timers in WWE aren’t subject to their Wellness Policy’s testing. This could be a much more interesting situation before it calms down, that’s for sure.
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