That’s according to the results of our latest Daily Debate poll for MMAjunkie Radio, in which we asked readers and radio listeners to predict the outcome of the planned fight between Cormier (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) and Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC), which is tentatively scheduled for early 2019.
While Cormier plans to squeeze in a light-heavyweight title defense before then, UFC officials are clearly banking on Lesnar – a current WWE star who hasn’t notched an official UFC win since 2010 – to provide a pay-per-view bonanza.
Lesnar’s merits as a worthy title challenger are understandably thin at best, but the former UFC champion has proven box-office and PPV gold. Even Cormier knows it, which explains why he wants the fight (and the hefty payday).
Still, is the matchup a competitive one at all? The opening odds for Cormier vs. Lesnar have the reigning champ as a modest favorite, but in our Daily Debate poll, the predicted outcome is far more lopsided (via Twitter):
So in total, a whopping 83 percent expect Cormier to win (73 percent by stoppage) and just 17 are siding with Lesnar.
In the video above, the MMAjunkie Radio hosts, as well as in-studio guest host and UFC contender Khalil Rountree, preview the fight and discuss why Cormier is likely the choice for so many fight fans.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
Read the full article here: Daily Debate results: You guys really expect Daniel Cormier to kick Brock Lesnar's butt, huh?