May 23, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Daniel Cormier (blue gloves) enters the arena to fight Anthony Johnson (not pictured) for the light heavyweight championship bout during UFC 187 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Cormier won via third round TKO. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Cormier Discusses Cain Velasquez Being Released From WWE

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Cain Velasquez’s WWE tenure is over as it was reported last month that he was cut from the roster as part of WWE’s releases and furloughs.

The former UFC heavyweight champ was quickly defeated by Brock Lesnar in their WWE match at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view event.

Daniel Cormier spoke with Sports Illustrated to discuss WWE’s release of his friend and whether it changes his desire to wrestle for WWE. 

“It makes me sad for Cain,” said Cormier. “I know how much he enjoys wrestling. I know that he’s going to land on his feet. There is no person in the world I am more confident that will come out of whatever situation in a positive light than Cain Velasquez.”


“You have to take what’s happening right now with any moves companies or organizations make for what they are,” said Cormier. “We’re in a worldwide pandemic. It’s not normal, it’s not something any of us have ever seen before.


“So to say that it would make you only want to do a one-off as opposed to a contract? I think that’s a little much. Everybody’s doing exactly what they’re doing because of the pandemic.”

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