In recent months, there has been a lot of talk about Brock Lesnar rejoining UFC to fight once more inside the Octagon for the first time since he faced Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in July 2016. Since his WWE contract is set to expire soon, those talks have increased in intensity.
There is a strong belief now that Lesnar will return to the sport of MMA and to UFC after WWE's WrestleMania pay-per-view later this year. However, he will, of course, have to serve the rest of his USADA suspension before he can step back inside the Octagon to fight.
When he has served out that suspension though and is healthy enough to return, many believe the 40-year-old will still be a contender in the heavyweight division, a division which he was once champion in. Unsurprisingly, Stipe Miocic thinks otherwise.
Speaking recently to Sports Illustrated, the current UFC Heavyweight Champion was asked if Lesnar belongs competing against him in the Octagon or if he is better suited in a WWE ring. He said he believes he'd beat the WWE superstar if they ever faced one another inside the Octagon.
Miocic said: “Brock is a former champ and he knows how to bring it. He’s tough, he’s very strong and beaten a lot of good guys, but I am a bad matchup for him.”
He continued and said: “I match up well with anyone. That has a lot to do with my coaches, teammates, and my training. I always have a good game plan walking in on the day of a fight. With Brock, I’d win, there’s no question. But right now, all I care about is fighting DC. That’s all I’m worried about.”
While a possible clash against Lesnar is still months away, Miocic has another fight on the horizon, as he will be defending the UFC Heavyweight Championship against UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier on July 7 at UFC 226 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
This will be the third time in UFC history that champions in different divisions will fight for the same title, following Georges St-Pierre vs B.J. Penn at UFC 94, and Eddie Alvarez vs Conor McGregor at UFC 205.
If Miocic is able to retain his heavyweight title and come out of this fight reasonably unscathed, UFC could start to lay down the groundwork for him to collide and defend the title at a later date against Lesnar.
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