He’s baaaaack! Four and a half years after retiring from MMA fighting, Brock Lesnar is returning to the octagon at UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas. But…why now? Watch and find out!
Brock Lesnar, 38, is set to make an epic return to UFC on July 9 after being sidelined due to his Diverticulitis, and he’s breaking his silence on the decision in a brand new interview with his longtime manager, Paul Heyman. Find out why Brock’s convinced the timing is finally ‘right’ for him to go back to his MMA roots here!
“When I left the UFC, I didn’t get to leave on my terms. I’m not saying I’m coming back to end something that I didn’t get to finish on my terms. I want to be inside the octagon again and I want to be inside the octagon healthy,” Brock explains. “I want to be inside the octagon under my terms. When I was inside the octagon my last few fights, I believe I wasn’t the man I needed to be.”
Brock is facing off against Mark Hunt at UFC 200, which will go down in Las Vegas July 9. “Life is all about timing and the timing for me on this just feels right,” he says. “I feel great. I’m just ready to do this.”
The WWE has allowed Brock the one-off opportunity to participate in this fight, and he’ll return to the company for SummerSlam in August. Obviously, with his previous health issues, it’s a risk for Brock to get back in the octagon, but he’s determined and ready for it.
“Dana White didn’t call me up for this,” he reveals. “I made the phone call. You can’t get into the octagon half-assedly, nor would I make the call if I wanted to half-assedly get in the octagon. I know how dangerous it is. It’s a dangerous sport. I wouldn’t put my health at risk for my family. My head is in the game on this.”
It’s definitely going to be an epic battle for the ages and we can’t wait to see what goes down! Check out Brock’s full interview with Paul in the video above.
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