In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, former UFC Heavyweight Champion and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier revealed that he had very early conversations with the WWE about him joining the company, noting that he would be more than willing to take up a role as a commentator, but has already got a storyline planned out should be step inside the ring.

“We’ve been talking, we’ve spoken to some of the people over there in very, very early discussions. WWE is a company I’ve watched and loved my entire life. Put me at the commentary table, let me call the matches for six months and tell you how great these wrestlers are in the ring, I would love that and I wouldn’t be faking it, WWE is something I’ve loved my entire life.

Then, after those six months, what if I’m sitting next to Michael Cole and Roman Reigns comes over and smacks the microphone out of my hand, but I am an announcer, will I hit him back, then you’re asking if this will happen or not. That’s what I want, that slow build, the type of story you want to see and your heart feels like it’s going to explode while you’re waiting for it. Give me the slow build, let it simmer.”

The interview is available in full at this link.