Daniel Cormier and Roman Reigns have not been seeing eye to eye recently on Twitter, Cormier now pushing to make the confrontation real.
Long-time WWE fan Cormier and his co-host Ariel Helwani have been poking fun at Paul Heyman, the on-screen manager of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, and his current ally Roman Reigns.
Heyman, with his unmatched social media savvy, hit back – almost brushing aside the remarks from the UFC corner.
LMAO!@dc_mma tagged an imposter @WWERomanReigns account, hoping the #UniversalChampion doesn't see this nonsense.
Fight ROMAN REIGNS? #DC would be lucky to be in @WWE as enhancement talent!
His biggest moment in @UFC was getting shoved across the Octagon by @BrockLesnar! pic.twitter.com/wW0ypa31Ec
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) April 2, 2021
This was followed by Roman Reigns himself simply commenting “That announce table got him acting soft.“.
Cormier responded to Reigns, pointing out that despite his age and injuries, he would still ‘whip’ Reigns any day of the week. Although, hilariously, DC again tagged the wrong account.
My advisor @arielhelwani is waiting by the phone. Its time to stop talking and let’s make this real! I’m 42 years old with a bad back and I’m whippin you any day of the week. Your move @VinceMcMahon@HHH this my yard , I’m the big dog! https://t.co/kpTdyT05Y9
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) April 2, 2021
The back-and-forth war of words began after Reigns spoke with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, who asked the Tribal Chief whether he preferred one-on-one or Triple-Threat matches (at the 18-minute mark on the video below), Reigns said:
I like one-on-one to be honest. I’ll smash anybody one-on-one, whether it’s Daniel Bryan one-on-one, Edge one-on-one, D.C. [Cormier].
I’ll smash ‘em all one-on-one, it don’t matter to me.
Get him [DC] from behind the table, get him back in the gym, maybe, maybe he could have a chance, I don’t know. It’d be a short story.
Reigns is facing Edge and Daniel Bryan in a Triple Threat match to at WrestleMania 37 this coming weekend, but are we seeing the seeds plated for a Summer feud between Cormier and Reigns?
UFC fighters are no strangers to swapping the Octagon for the Squared-Circle. Ken Shamrock, Jake Hager, Shayna Baszler, Ronda Rousey – some of the WWE’s biggest and best have come from the UFC.
And vice-versa, the likes of Bobby Lashley, Brock Lesnar, Dave Bautista and CM Punk made the jump in the other direction, some more successful than others. (interestingly, Bobby Lashley has already called out DC too in months past!).