Many of you already know this, WWE superstar Brock Lesnar is returning to MMA at 200, but I’m sure many of you don’t exactly know why.
In a recent sit down interview with Paul Heyman, his on-air WWE advocate and longtime friend, Lesnar opened up about UFC 200, and why he is returning to MMA.
According to the former UFC heavyweight champion, he is doing this all for himself.
I’m not proving it to anybody else, I’m not doing this for fans. If there are fans that are excited that I’m getting back in the Octagon, great. But I’m not doing it for them. I’m doing this for me. This is for me. If by chance, 2 million people want to tune in for me to enjoy myself on July 9, so be it. That’s great. That’d be really good and I appreciate that, but I’m not gonna change. This is all about me. I’m sorry. This is all about me. And why should it be about anybody else?
Lesnar, 38, will be stepping inside the Octagon in July to face No.8 heavyweight contender Mark Hunt, a New Zealand mixed martial artist who is riding a two-fight UFC winning streak. He recently defeated Antônio Silva and Frank Mir with a legendary ‘walk-off’ KO.
Although, Hunt is massive challenge for any heavyweight, Lesnar doesn’t believe he has anything left to prove in his MMA career.
I don’t think I have anything to prove at all, I’ve been an athlete. I’ve accomplished a lot of great things. A lot of great things. I feel very fortunate that I’m 38 years old, I work for the WWE and I can step foot back into the Octagon again for the UFC. How many people can do that? I’m one in a million. How many people can pull it off? One in a million. And you’re looking at him.
For more on what is left for Lesnar to accomplish, then check out the fullinterview with Heyman. UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones 2 will be held on July 9, 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.