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White: Brock Lesnar is ‘not out of the picture,’ could ‘absolutely’ fight Daniel Cormier

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Honeydicking is a term that gets thrown around almost as much as ‘champ champ’ these days, but it’d be hard to find a better description for what Brock Lesnar regularly does to poor UFC fans. Lesnar went so far as to step into the cage and shove Daniel Cormier after his UFC 226 win. Oh, it’s on! But wait. Here we are, six months later and a fight between the two looks pretty damn unlikely.

Lesnar has his reasons, of course. In this case, several million reasons given to him by the WWE after the wrestling company learned their hopeful replacement Roman Reigns had leukemia again. Even without that unfortunate turn of events, there was always a chance Brock was simply leveraging his relationship with the UFC (again) to extract more money out of the WWE (again).

At this point, Dana White accepts the situation and even applauds the wrestler for his business savvy.

“No, he is not out of the picture,” White said at the UFC 232 post-event news conference. Could he still fight Cormier? “Absolutely!”

”I think he’s already under contract with me. We were talking about it, and then he ended up signing a new deal with WWE,” White continued. “He’s in a very unique position because he can play this thing between UFC and WWE. And they get right down to the wire, and I think Vince [McMahon] throws so much money at him that he says ‘All right, I’ll do it again.’ Because this is here no matter what. When he’s ready, he can come in here and fight and he’s gonna make a f**k ton of money here, too.”

“So it makes sense. I’m assuming that’s what’s going on.”

With Brock undoubtedly looking for the biggest payday possible, we imagine he’d rather keep cashing WWE checks while he waits to see how a Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier trilogy fight turns out. While fighting either MMA legend seems like a bad idea for the former champ, one would certainly pay more than the other ... and even the other would still pay more after a third fight goes down.

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