Cormier responds to critics of his confrontation with Lesnar Submitted by Aaron Rift on 07/09/2018 at 09:28 AM
At the UFC 226 post-PPV press conference, Daniel Cormier commented on his confrontation with Brock Lesnar:
“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,” Cormier said. “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.”