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

UFC Champ Wants In On 2018 Royal Rumble


Current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier teased wanting to get involved in the 2018 Royal Rumble next month. Cormier is scheduled to defend his UFC light heavyweight title one week before the Royal Rumble at UFC 220 in Boston, making any involvement nearly impossible. Here’s what he had to tell Sports Illustrated on the matter:

“I wish I could be in the Royal Rumble this year,” said Cormier, who fights on pay per view one week before the Rumble in Boston at UFC 220 against Volkan Oezdemir. “I don’t think they will invite me, but fighting against Oezdemir in Boston works for me, timewise. My fight is in January, which opens up WrestleMania for me this New Orleans–not to compete, but to go.”

You can read Cormier’s full interview with Sports Illustrated by clicking this link here.

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