Brock Lesnar To Make UFC Return in July
It should be just as great as advertised.
Last night at the UFC 199 pay-per-view, it was announced that WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar is going to make his mixed martial arts return at the next UFC pay-per-view, UFC 200.
Now before the immature douches who love saying wrestling is fake, let me say this.
Brock Lesnar is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion and a former NCAA Heavyweight Champion. He’s not just some frilly actor that only knows how to fake fight. Yes, pro wrestling is scripted and winners are predetermined. It’s all about entertainment.
He even broke The Undertaker’s undefeated WrestleMania win streak.
Okay, maybe that last one isn’t a legitimate fighting feat, but you get the point.
Now, wrestling and MMA fans alike are both ecstatic, confused, and overall, shocked at this announcement. It was only about 15 months ago in which Lesnar was strong arming WWE owner Vince McMahon into a better contract, or else, he would go back to UFC.
WWE put out a statement saying that this will be a “one-off” opportunity for Lesnar to compete in the octagon. This is huge news for both sides as WWE and UFC are not exactly on the best terms.
This is also a historic piece of news because of the fact that active members of the WWE roster cannot compete on other companies, whether they would be MMA or wrestling.
This is just an attraction match for what is being widely regarded as the biggest UFC event in the company’s history. The pay-per-view, held on July 9 in Las Vegas, will be headlined by Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight championship.
An opponent has not been announced for Lesnar as of yet, but it really doesn’t matter. Lesnar is not back in the UFC on a permanent basis, so for anyone that is worried about any predetermined results for the match or Lesnar getting slingshotted to a heavyweight title shot, don’t.
Lesnar is a legitimate ass kicker with an impressive resume so even with all the rust he has, he has not fought in UFC since 2011 and he is 38-years-old, it should still be an entertaining fight.
So just kick back and enjoy the show and the fights come July 9.
Originally published on FlockU.com