Of course, no one knows if Lesnar is in fact going to return to the Octagon, but since his contract with WWE is reportedly ending soon, there’s been a ton of talk as to whether he might come back to the UFC. Case in point, Schaub recently appeared on the Jason Ellis Show, and the heavyweight was apparently asked about Mr. Lesnar.
While discussing the pro-wrestling star, here is some of what Schaub had to say (quotes via MMA Fighting.com):
“Doing fake wrestling is not the same as being in the UFC. You’re playing grab ass,” Schaub said. “You know if you’re going to win or lose. Yeah, it’s hard on your body. Great. He hasn’t been competing and training like I have. If he comes back to the UFC, I would 100 percent send him packing back to the fake wrestling.”
That’s some bold words from Schaub, although, some folks will likely agree with him. What do you think CM Punk will think of the above comments? That aside, Schaub went on to credit Lesnar for his abilities, and noted that the decorated, collegiate wrestler could still have success in MMA. Just not against him evidently.
“I think what he does, he’ll still be very successful because he’s do damn big and a really talented wrestler,” Schaub furthered. “There’s just not that many big, explosive guys who are athletic like he is. So, he’s always going to be successful.”
Of course, Schaub also said he’d be willing to face Lesnar, if the latter in fact returns to the UFC. The massive heavyweight hasn’t fought in MMA now since December, 2011, when he was quickly put away by Alistair Overeem. Lesnar was returning from a battle with diverticulitis, and at the time, he said the illness was a key reason why he was done with pro MMA.
More recently, however, WWE insiders have said Lesnar is fully recovered from the illness, and there have been reports that people inside the pro-wrestling company expect him to make another UFC run.