Brock Lesnar’s future in the UFC has been somewhat unclear over the past few months after he re-upped a deal with the WWE despite having had a face-off with Daniel Cormier in the Octagon earlier in the year, but Dana White still believes the fight can happen.
“No, (Lesnar is) not out of the picture,” White said at the post-fight presser. “Absolutely [the fight with Cormer could happen]. 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.
“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 (WWE) 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 (expletive) ton of money here, too. So it makes sense. I’m assuming that’s what’s going on.”
Cormier is still known to be interested in the fight with Lesnar, though Jon Jones did call him out to fight him for the light-heavyweight title following his victory over Alexander Gustafsson on Saturday night, so it remains to be seen how things will pan out in 2019.