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Daniel Cormier believes Brock Lesnar will eventually return to UFC: ‘I’m sure he will bounce back’

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Daniel Cormier doesn’t think Brock Lesnar is done with the UFC.

Daniel Cormier’s dream fight against Brock Lesnar didn’t quite come to fruition, but ‘DC’ isn’t giving up hope just yet.

After almost a year of hype it was announced last week that Lesnar, who is currently signed with WWE, was officially out of his proposed heavyweight title fight versus Cormier, which was expected to take place later this year.

It was reported that Lesnar couldn’t come to terms with the UFC over fighter pay, and Cormier said the negotiation process is usually very complicated.

“I don’t know. When we get these fights there are a lot of negotiations, a lot of things that need to be discussed and hammered out,” Cormier said. “I don’t know if Brock was able to come to terms with UFC, I just don’t know. I’m sure he will bounce back, he always seems to land on his feet. I just got the call that Brock was done fighting and what do I want to do next.”

Although Lesnar didn’t renew his UFC contract this time around, Cormier believes the former heavyweight champion is destined to re-sign with the premiere fight promotion at some point in the future.

“I think that Brock is a competitor and I do believe that if the right opportunity presents itself for him he would do it,” Cormier said. “The guy is a fighter. Everybody kind of shits on Brock Lesnar and talk like this guy can’t fight, but he is a fighter and he is a competitor and he likes money.

“So for the right amount of money and the right opportunity, I am sure Brock Lesnar could be convinced to come back.”

With Lesnar out, Cormier will defend his heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic, who he originally knocked out to become the UFC’s first ever simultaneous light heavyweight and heavyweight champion at UFC 226.

UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2 takes place later this year, August 17 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.