When it was revealed that Brock Lesnar was making a return to the octagon with the UFC, the fight world was in shock.
The Beast Incarnate is making his return at UFC 200, facing the hard-hitting Mark Hunt in a one-off fight on July 9 that helps give the UFC a huge buy-rate boost while also giving the WWE some increased exposure ahead of SummerSlam, in which Lesnar will be participating if he isn't injured too badly in the Hunt fight.
The big question remains, why did Lesnar decide that he wanted to make a comeback to the UFC? Apparently, it's something he wanted to do for himself.
Speaking in part two of an interview with Paul Heyman that was released yesterday, Lesnar seemed like he just wanted to clear up that he's coming back to make money and avenge his last two losses in the octagon.
Not For the Fans
And, emphatically, the added that he isn't doing it for the fans at all.
"The last two times I was in the Octagon weren't in my favor... I think as an athlete everybody goes through that but unfortunately for me I really feel like I got beat by diverticulitis," Lesnar said to Paul E Dangerously.
"My number one objective is to get in and prove to myself... I'm not proving it to anybody else."
"I'm not doing this for fans."
All About Brock
Lesnar wanted everyone to remember that this really is just about him and no one else. He couldn't care less that fans are excited.
"I mean, if there are fans that are excited that I'm getting back in the Octagon, great," he mentioned. "But I'm not doing it for them. I'm doing this for me. This is for me."
"This is all about me. I'm sorry. This is all about me. And why should it be about anybody else? This is about me and what I want to do."
It seems that Brock also has a pretty elevated opinion of himself, calling himself a "One in a Million" athlete for all that he has achieved in his career and is doing now.
"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," he said. "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."
Brock Lesnar, humble as always. Heading into his fight with Hunt, the New Zealander is the favourite with the bookies. If the clash goes as they are expecting, then Lesnar may have to backtrack on that one in a million claim.