Dana White spoke about DC’s suitability for the role of UFC president during his post-fight press conference and when Cormier took to the stage, he responded.
It’s a suggestion that has come out of nowhere but when Dana was asked by a member of the media for his thoughts, he expressed enthusiasm for the dual-weight world champion’s chances.
“When you look at the promos we do now, he’s one of the big guys you see in the promos, breaking down fights, talking about fights – whether he’s on the desk at FOX or calling the fights for us.
“Whatever he does the guy is incredible. He could do anything. He literally could do anything.”
Cormier, when his time came on the mic following the night’s fights, was asked about a potential future as the head-honcho in the world’s biggest MMA promotion.
His response didn’t exactly shut down the suggestion but he did make it very clear that he has some lucrative opportunities lined up for himself once his career in fighting comes to an end.
“I love the UFC. I want to be working with the UFC for the rest of my career, not only fighting, but broadcasting.
“But I’ve got some great opportunities – that I can’t share right now – where I’ll make more money than I’ve made fighting.”
When you actually stop and think about it, it really isn’t the most outlandish idea ever put forward. Cormier certainly has the personality and fight-experience to bring his own edge to the role so who knows, perhaps we’ll be seeing a DC-run UFC before long.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena