As earlier noted, Daniel Cormier recently talked about wanting to commentate in the WWE, and said that his audition had to be pushed back because of his upcoming fight at UFC 230. Cormier will defend the UFC Heavyweight Championship against Derrick Lewis in the main event, inside Madison Square Garden on November 3rd.
Dave Meltzer shed some more light on the situation during the most recent Wrestling Observer Radio. Meltzer noted that the FOX executives like Cormier, and with UFC moving to ESPN from 2019, the network wants Cormier to sign with WWE as a commentator.
According to Meltzer, FOX also wants Cormier in their effort to give the show more of a sports direction. It was noted in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that FOX network officials reportedly want the show to feature less comedy and be more sports oriented.