A multi-time UFC Champion has revealed that they have been asked to appear in NXT 2.0.
The road between Mixed Martial Arts and professional wrestling has traditionally been well travelled, and has seen numerous athletes achieve incredible success.
During the last two decades Brock Lesnar has dominated WWE, won UFC gold and returned to pro wrestling without missing a beat. While Ronda Rousey made the switch from UFC superstar and former Champion to WWE Superstar and multiple-time women’s champion.
Even as recently as June, WWE signed one of Bellator’s hottest prospects, Valerie Loureda to a multi-year deal.
Interestingly, a now-former UFC Champion has revealed that WWE have also approached them about working in NXT. During a Twitter Spaces chat with Monster Energy, Daniel Cormier explained that he’s been asked to work in NXT alongside the NXT Tag Team Champions the Creed Brothers.
“I actually talk to them quite a bit. I’m friends with a lot of people that are in that company. I speak to Triple H. I’ve got some friends that are competing. My brothers, not my actual brother, one of my friends, Jacob Kasper [Julius Creed], he’s part of the Creed Brothers. They are in the WWE and the NXT Champions, they are the smaller league champions. I’ve been asked a couple of times to do stuff with them for the promotion, but I haven’t been able to make it work. It’s something I want to do,”
UFC Legend Cormier hung up his gloves in August 2020 after a defeat to Stipe Miocic. During his career, Cormier won both the UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Titles, while also finding success in Strikeforce.
Since retiring Cormier has transitioned into becoming a commentator, but has also retained an interest in WWE. The UFC Hall of Famer tried out as an announcer for WWE in 2018.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.