Daniel Cormier reveals who contacted him about appearing at WWE Extreme Rules

During an interview with ESPN.com’s Marc Raimondi, Daniel Cormier commented on being approached to be the guest referee for the Seth Rollins vs. Matt Riddle fight pit match at the 2022 WWE Extreme Rules PLE…

“So it wasn’t really from the people in charge. It was Seth Rollins, he texted me goes, ‘Real life-fighting in the fight pit and we may be in the market for a special guest referee, would you have any interest in it? ‘So I said, Yeah, I’d be interested in doing it. I think that it’s fun. I think that what you guys have done has been a pleasure to watch. I think it’s gonna be intense, I think that I can add to the story,’ because the reality is all you’re trying to do is add to the story, right? These guys that are professionals, they’re gonna make magic as they have done on so many occasions. So hopefully, I can add a little bit to what they’re doing in there. I said I’d be interested and put them in contact with my agent and then it just so happens that his wife and I shared the same agent. So it worked.”

“I called Dana right away. He was like, ‘Dude, you in the WWE? How could I say no?’ He was like ‘I would never say no to you in the WWE. I know how much you enjoyed it.’ I enjoyed it. So yeah, they were all for it, man. UFC is all excited. I mean, honestly, and gave me permission to say UFC, you know, so I know that we don’t say different organizations. I will say UFC every time I’m out there.” (quotes courtesy of Fightful.com)