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Brock Lesnar could make UFC return 'in summer', according to Dana White
Last Updated: 21/05/19 11:30am
UFC president Dana White says Brock Lesnar wants to fight Daniel Cormier - and that the bout could take place in the summer.
Lesnar is currently the WWE Universal champion, while Cormier holds the heavyweight championship in UFC, and a match between the pair under mixed martial arts rules has been discussed for some time.
A potential clash between Lesnar and Cormier was teased at UFC 226 in July after Lesnar pushed Cormier following his win over Stipe Miocic to become the new UFC heavyweight champion.
In an interview with Megan Olivi for the UFC's YouTube channel, White was very frank in his belief a Lesnar-Cormier match will take place.
"I think both guys really want it, Cormier wants it bad," he said. "I know Cormier wants it bad, and Brock wants it bad. So, when two fighters want to fight each other as bad as these two do, I think it's going to happen."
Lesnar held the UFC heavyweight title for two years between 2008 and 2010 and has been the Universal champion in WWE since April 2017 - with the exception of a two-month stint with the belt for Roman Reigns - but his appearances for the company on television are rare.
His next defence of the title comes against WrestleMania on April 7 and White believes Lesnar could be facing Cormier in a UFC match shortly after that.
"Brock Lesnar is doing his thing with WWE," he said. "One of the things about Brock Lesnar is, when that guy is ready to fight, he is not shy. He will call me and he will let me know.
"To be honest with you, I'm hoping to hear from that guy this summer."