As noted, WWE Hall Of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin recently welcomed UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier to his Steve Austin Show podcast for an in-depth interview.
During the show, "The Texas Rattlesnake" asked D.C. about whether or not his Octagon pull-apart with WWE Universal Champion and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 226 was staged.
"I think Brock, who picked Stipe [Miocic] before the fight, Brock picked Stipe before the fight," said Cormier when telling the story about seeing Lesnar at the show. "You and I know from being around Brock Lesnar, when Brock Lesnar shows up, most times he's looking for a fight, right? He ain't just coming to watch the UFC. He's coming to look for a fight. So when I'm in the Octagon, my music just got done playing [and] I'm in a very unfamiliar place because normally you don't get to stand there and wait for your opponent. But Stipe's the baddest man on the planet, Stipe's the heavyweight champion, so I go first."
Cormier continued, "And as I'm standing in the blue corner, I'm like pacing back and forth, and I look through the Octagon, and Brock Lesnar is just staring at me. But he's smirking, right? Like, I'm trying to ignore Brock because I'm like, okay, obviously I've got some things [that are] really important on my plate right now and I don't have time to be worried about Brock smirking at me and sh*t right now. So I look over there and he's standing there and kind of like looking at me like, you know [if] you get this done, it's go time. After the fight, I was like, get in here. You're here for a fight, we'll give you a fight."
Check out the complete episode of the Steve Austin Show podcast featuring the Daniel Cormier interview at PodcastOne.com.