UFC legend Bas Rutten believes Daniel Cormier will beat Brock Lesnar if the two heavyweights cross paths in the Octagon.
Lesnar seems set to return to Dana White’s promotion to take on Cormier for the UFC Heavyweight Championship but Rutten doesn’t believe his comeback will be victorious.
The UFC Hall of Famer believes The Beast doesn’t have the “striking qualities” to win and DC will start dominating after the second round.
Rutten told Submission Radio: “Yeah, it’s not honest. I wouldn’t say he deserves it, but it is what it is.
“It’s a fight that everybody wants to see and I think he’s gonna face a guy who’s gonna beat him. I truly believe that DC’s gonna beat him. The guy’s so tough. The only knockout loss was a high kick.
“We know that Brock is not gonna throw a high kick knockout and he doesn’t have the tools to set him up with striking that Jon Jones had – who by the way tested positive for that fight, that’s why they overturned the whole thing.
“But still, he doesn’t have those striking qualities. His most impressive work is power and his wrestling, and once he’s on top he’s a very dangerous guy. But you’re talking about a guy who’s so hard to stop.
“Look at what [Cain] Velasquez did to Brock Lesnar. You know, he’s a training partner for DC, so I think that they’re gonna do the same thing. They’re going to have to weather the storm early on in the fight because Lesnar is incredibly strong and he does have technique, and once he’s on top he’s a very dangerous guy.
“But they will figure out how to weather the storm, and once it goes past round number two I think it’s gonna all play into DC’s game and I think he’s actually gonna stop him.”
Lesnar and Cormier’s feud started at UFC 226 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada where DC beat Stipe Miocic and became the second fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously.
After the fight Cormier invited Lesnar to join him in the Octagon and that led to an intense confrontation.
Moments after coming face-to-face the Universal Champion nearly sparked a brawl by pushing the UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion before delivering a profanity-laden tirade.
Lesnar enjoyed an impressive three-year stint at UFC where he became UFC Heavyweight Champion after beating Randy Couture.
The Conqueror returned to WWE in 2012 and dominated Vince McMahon’s promotion as he ended The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania.
The five-time world champion also beat some of WWE’s greatest like John Cena, Triple H, CM Punk and AJ Styles.
He won the Universal Championship 16 months ago against Goldberg at WrestleMania 33 and successfully defended it against the likes of Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe.
However, the Beast was finally dethroned by Reigns at SummerSlam after suffering three Spears from the challenger in a match that almost saw Strowman cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase.