WWE's Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman Call Out UFC's Daniel Cormier on Twitter

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIApril 2, 2021

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 30: In this screengrab released on November 08, Roman Reigns presents the award for Best Pop at the MTV EMA's 2020 on October 30, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. The MTV EMA's aired on November 08, 2020. (Courtesy of MTV via Getty Images)
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WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and his "special counsel," Paul Heyman, called out former UFC champion and current color commentator Daniel Cormier on Twitter on Friday.

Roman Reigns @WWERomanReigns

That announce table got him acting soft. https://t.co/4QqHi0RRWw

Cormier then fired back:

Daniel Cormier @dc_mma

My advisor @arielhelwani is waiting by the phone. Its time to stop talking and let’s make this real! I’m 42 years old with a bad back and I’m whippin you any day of the week. Your move @VinceMcMahon @HHH this my yard , I’m the big dog! https://t.co/kpTdyT05Y9

Daniel Cormier @dc_mma

Watch your mouth @RomanReignsWWE ! I’ll dance with the big dog! @arielhelwani @espnmma @wwe pic.twitter.com/HwMzxxSDQd

The back-and-forth started after Reigns spoke with ESPN's Ariel Helwani, who asked the champion whether he preferred one-on-one or Triple Threat matches (18-minute mark).

“I like one-on-one to be honest. I’ll smash anybody one-on-one, whether it’s Daniel Bryan one-on-one, Edge one-on-one, D.C. [Cormier]. I’ll smash ‘em all one-on-one, it don’t matter to me. Get him from behind the table, get him back in the gym, maybe, maybe he could have a chance, I don't know. It'd be a short story."

Reigns is facing Edge and Daniel Bryan in a Triple Threat match to headline WrestleMania 37 at Raymond James Stadium.

We'll see if a Reigns-Cormier WWE match happens sometime down the line, but for now, Reigns has his sights set on defending his belt April 11 against Daniel Bryan and Edge.