Four people with the right to be annoyed over Brock Lesnar UFC deal

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When the news broke that Brock Lesnar will be appearing and fighting at UFC 200, many fans of both UFC and WWE found themselves excited and happy about the news.

However, not everyone will be so happy with the news that Lesnar has managed to secure the UFC 200 deal. 

People are surprised with the news more than anything as WWE and UFC aren't exactly two promotions that have seen eye to eye with each other over the last few years.


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They especially haven't got along over the issue of Brock Lesnar, with both promotions wanting to have the beast signed to their active payroll. 

So despite the fans being happy with the deal, here are four that probably aren't so impressed.

Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Del Rio signed a contract with WWE in 2008. He began appearing in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), which at the time, was the WWE developmental territories, known today as NXT. 

During this time, Del Rio continued on with his Mixed Martial Arts career competing in one bout in 2008, two in 2009 and two in 2010. 

In 2010, Alberto Del Rio was promoted to the main roster, in which videos began to air of him on the SmackDown brand. When he received this promotion to the main roster, Del Rio was informed that he would have to stop competing in MMA matches. Del Rio's last match was a losing effort to Yamamoto Hanshi at Cage of Combat 4. 

Del Rio wanted to be a professional wrestler more than he wanted to be a Mixed Martial Artist, so he accepted this term.

Now that Lesnar can still continue his UFC career, despite the match being a one-time only affair, Del Rio would have a right to be annoyed by this as Lesnar is being allowed to do something that he was not. 

Dean Ambrose 

If you watched the WrestleMania 32 match between Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar and felt that it wasn't nearly as violent as you expected it to be, then it now looks like we know why.

The Brock Lesnar/Dean Ambrose match was choreographed the way it was in order to protect Lesnar's health to ensure he'd be able to attend UFC 200. The quality of the match therefore suffered.

One of the criticisms that the match drew was that all the weapons Dean Ambrose "hyped-up" as to be using were not used. For example, we saw the fan-favourite barb wired bat. Although we saw it, it did not come into effect as we first believed it would. 

Ambrose's claim to be annoyed is that he wasn't able to fully showcase his hardcore lunatic side because of the proverbial bubble-wrap around Brock Lesnar ahead of his return to the octagon.

The Large Majority of the WWE Roster

Okay, so this one isn't exactly one person, but the point still stands.

The main criticism of Brock Lesnar in WWE is that he isn't fully dedicated to the wrestling business. This was evident earlier this year when we didn't know if Lesnar would be signing with WWE or once again signing with UFC. 

WWE has also announced that Brock Lesnar will be wrestling at the annual SummerSlam pay-per-view, which is largely regarded as the second biggest event of the WWE calendar year. With every wrestler wanting a spot on this card, Lesnar has already secured one despite not being around. 

This deal with the UFC could potentially confirm the belief in the locker room that Brock Lesnar doesn't care about the WWE like the rest of them do. 

CM Punk 

CM Punk signed with UFC in 2014. We were told that he would be fighting at the start of 2015. This was then put back to the summer of 2015, then put back to the end of 2015.

Six months into 2016 and we are still waiting for the former WWE Champion to make his debut in the octagon. 

Punk has stated on many occasions that he dislikes being associated with WWE. With Brock Lesnar now competing in the UFC, despite being contracted by WWE, what Punk attempted to escape is now closing in on his world of UFC. 

Punk also believed that as an asset to the company, he should have been granted more freedoms from WWE which didn't happen. These freedoms have now been given to Brock Lesnar. 

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