Some folks have argued that Brock Lesnar is returning to the cage for a big check, and have questioned whether he’s really taking this seriously, but it certainly doesn’t sound like that’s the case.
Since it was announced that Lesnar will battle Mark Hunt at UFC 200, the pro-wrestling star has repeatedly said he couldn’t live out his days, without fighting one more time. Well, during a recent media call to hype up the July 9th card, Lesnar was asked about his future in MMA, and whether more bouts could materialize.
Here is some of what the former heavyweight champ had to say (quote via UFC.com):
“I’m just thinking about one fight,” Lesnar said. “I’m not thinking about anything other than stepping foot in the cage against Mark Hunt. Hell, I forgot my kids’ birthdays. This is how serious I’m taking this. I’ve shut my life out, I’ve shut everything out that’s meaningless, and I don’t have a lot of meaningless s**t in my life. I’ve sacrificed a lot for this training camp to get down to the nitty gritty and make it all about fighting. I’m ready for this fight today, and that’s the bottom line.”
“Let’s see how this goes,” he added. “It’s the fight game and that’s the beauty of this sport, that anything can happen. And it happens fast.”
There’s no indication that Lesnar isn’t taking his comeback fight very, very seriously, and against a dude like Hunt, that’s a good thing. The guy forgot about his kids’ birthdays after all…It’s also understandable, however, that Lesnar isn’t speculating on what might come next.
Obviously if he gets by Hunt, talk of a title run will immediately kick off, but Lesnar remains under contract with the WWE. If he loses, however, and does so badly, then that will likely be a wrap on Lesnar’s MMA career.
UFC 200 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.