Brock Lesnar Comeback: UFC 200 opponent confirmed; return will be a one-off instance

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Brock Lesnar Comeback: UFC 200 opponent confirmed; return will be a one-off instance

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Brock Lesnar will make his UFC return at UFC 200 and his opponent has been confirmed. ESPN Sports Center declared this morning that Lesnar will fight Mark Hunt on his return to mixed-martial-arts (MMA).

The 38-year-old last fought a match at UFC in 2011 against Alistair Overeem. Lesnar had to quit MMA following his match with Overeem owing to diverticulitis, which forced him to miss long stretches of action in the Octagon. The Beast Incarnate re-signed a contract with the WWE last year for three years, thus squashing all the rumors linking him to an UFC return, according to Wrestling Inc.

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“I couldn’t live with that decision, that decision has haunted me for the last 15 months. I’m a big believer in facing your fears and facing the reality.  I was on UFC 100, so why not on UFC 200?” Lesnar said.

The man from Webster, South Dakota also stated that the decision to return in the Octagon was his own and he does not regret it. The main reason which forced him to take this decision was his nature of never giving up.

Speaking on his UFC 200 opponent Mark Hunt, Lesnar said that he would love to take him on as he has never turned down a fight at the MMA promotion.

“Why not (Mark Hunt), I don’t care,” Lesnar added.

But, does this mean that Lesnar’s WWE career is over? No, it’s not and his UFC 200 appearance will be a one-off instance. Lesnar will return to WWE SummerSlam, set to be held about a month after UFC 200.

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