When the UFC agreed with Brock Lesnar to return for a fight at UFC 200, it took the sports world by storm. For one thing, it was surprising that the WWE allowed Lesnar to fight again in the UFC. However, many fans of the UFC are not fans of professional wrestling and expected Lesnar to lose to Mark Hunt.
Lesnar proved everyone wrong when he beat the eighth-ranked Hunt by unanimous decision at UFC 200. Not only that, but Lesnar did it in dominating fashion. After the fight, Lesnar was talking to the press, and Fox Sports reported that Lesnar said he will do what he wants to do in the future and refused to shut the door on another UFC fight.
“Well let’s get one thing clear — Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do. I believe that my future’s already laid out for the next month. I’m doing SummerSlam against Randy Orton. Once the dust settles there I don’t know what I’m going to do. I had one hell of a time tonight and I enjoyed myself so we’ll see what happens. It’s really way too soon.”
When Brock Lesnar returned to the UFC, he made it clear that he was coming back because he wanted to erase the disappointment of his last few fights. Brock won the UFC Heavyweight Championship very quickly when he first left the WWE for the UFC.
However, Lesnar went out on a losing streak because he suffered from diverticulitis, a disease that almost killed him. He even had a large part of his colon removed before his final loss before finally stepping away from the UFC to return to the WWE.
— #UFC200 (@ufc) July 10, 2016
Now that Brock Lesnar has not only returned to the UFC but won in dominating fashion, it seems that he is ready for more. In his in-ring post-fight interview, Lesnar was on cloud nine. He made it clear that he needed to shake the rust, but when he did, he was having a great time in the octagon.
At the post-fight press conference, he emphasized how much fun he had.
“I’ve been gone for five years, I stepped into the Octagon tonight with a guy ranked No. 8 in the world. You can write what you want to write, but I think I’m the toughest son of a (expletive) and I’m top 10 and it puts me right in the game. If I want to make that decision to keep fighting, I will.”
Now, the question arises about Brock Lesnar and what might tear him between the UFC and WWE. For one thing, Lesnar is under contract with the WWE, and they have to clear his way to fight in the UFC. They allowed him this one-off fight, but if he wants more, he has to get their permission.
Then there’s the idea that the WWE won’t allow this to happen for free. There are already thoughts that the WWE wants to bring in UFC talent to appear at a WWE show. The Inquisitr previously reported that part of the reason for allowing Brock Lesnar to fight at UFC 200 was because they want permission to bring in Ronda Rousey, possibly at WrestleMania in 2017.
— Team Rousey (@ArmbarNation) July 10, 2016
While Brock Lesnar says that he will do whatever he wants to do in the future, he does have some hurdles to pass. The WWE has to allow it, and the UFC will need to possibly give up something in advance. It is clear that the UFC wants Brock because they paid him more than any other fighter at UFC 200, with Wrestle Zone reporting that he was paid $2.5 million for the fight.
A Brock Lesnar UFC Heavyweight Championship fight could bring in huge money and ratings after his domination of Mark Hunt. For that to happen, the UFC and WWE need to reach an agreement, but make no mistake: The fans will want to see what Brock Lesnar could do next in the UFC.
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