It was revealed this weekend, that in a previously unforeseen turn of events, Brock Lesnar would be making a shock return to the UFC this summer.
The WWE superstar is making a comeback against Mark Hunt of New Zealand at UFC 200, meaning he definitely won't be in for an easy ride in this one-off fight ahead of WWE's SummerSlam pay-per-view.
Many have been questioning exactly why 'The Beast Incarnate' is going to put himself back inside the octagon where he was last seen getting TKO'd by Alistair Overeem. Thankfully, Lesnar has now revealed why he's making a return to fighting.
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Speaking to Hannah Storm on ESPN's SportsCenter show yesterday, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion stated that there was only one reason why he made the decision to return to Dana White's promotion.
That reason to return? So that he could end his career with no regrets.
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"I didn't want to be sitting on my tractor 20 years from now wondering, 'God, I wonder if I would have just fought one more time?'" Lesnar said.
"So I'm going to take care of that speculation right now and when I'm sitting on my tractor 20 years and I can say, 'Now that was fun.'"
Lesnar then went on to add that this was a risk, putting himself in the way of a man who has won his last two fights, including big wins against Antonio Silva and Frank Mir - the man whom Lesnar lost to in his second fight in the UFC.
"It takes some balls man. It takes some balls to live life to the fullest. Who in the hell would do this? I'm fortunate. I really am. It takes big balls to do this, but I've always stuck my neck out there. You just lay it on the line."
If there is one man who's fortitude no one is doubting, it is Brock Lesnar. The man has been an NCAA Heavyweight Champion, delivered Sherdog's 'Beatdown of the Year' in 2009, and was a former UFC Champion.
Speaking about his upcoming fight with Hunt on July 9, Lesnar confirmed that he might be a bit rusty come UFC 200 but it won't last long.
"Is there going to be some ring rust? Are you out of your f---ing mind? Of course there is," he said. "But maybe Mark Hunt can knock it out of me in the first 10 seconds and then he's going to get his ass whooped."
The fight between Lesnar and Hunt will be one hell of a slobber-knocker and is guaranteed to draw buys. But, will it be good for Lesnar's career if he loses? We'll have to wait and find out.
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