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Daniel Cormier: Brock Lesnar Chose WWE Over UFC To Make Guaranteed Money And ‘Not Work As Hard’

Brock Lesnar’s return to the UFC might not ever happen. Initially, it was expected that “The Beast” would return to the Octagon to challenge Daniel Cormier for the UFC heavyweight championship. Lesnar confronted Cormier after his first-round heavyweight title victory over Stipe Miocic last summer.

The pair shoved each other and issued out some insults, before being separated. UFC President Dana White acknowledged that Cormier vs. Lesnar was the next fight he wanted to make, however, several months later, negotiations fell through, and Lesnar opted to remain with WWE.

It’s believed the UFC’s new pay-per-view (PPV) model was to blame for the failed negotiations between Lesnar and the Las Vegas-based promotion. Cormier himself believes as much, as he told ESPN’s Marc Raimondi. “DC” believes Lesnar made the decision to take guaranteed money in the WWE and remain with the professional wrestling juggernaut, where he wouldn’t have to work as hard as he would in the UFC.

Check out his comments in the Tweet below:

I think when Brock looked at the landscape of the sport, what they were offering him, Brock said, ‘I can make guaranteed money [in WWE].’ Not work as hard. He’d have to work his ass off [to fight me] and it’s probably gonna go the bad way. Whereas with the WWE, it’s usually determined in his favor. So, as a businessman, I think Brock made the right decision.

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