Looks like WWE superstar Brock Lesnar is switching allegiance as he is rumored to represent Canada with his Reebok outfit for his much-awaited comeback inside the Octagon at UFC 200 this coming July 9 in Las Vegas.
In a post by Sherdog.com, it showed the outfit that Lesnar will be using come fight night, it is a combination of black and white with The Next Big Thing’s name printed at the back with the Canadian flag seen in the upper right shoulder sleeve.
Lesnar is set to brawl with heavyweight contender Mark Hunt in the event wherein they are the co-main attraction that will feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier against interim champion Jon Jones.
— Sherdog.com (@sherdogdotcom) June 13, 2016
Uproxx also noticed the gear that Lesnar will be using for UFC 200 but their gear is more of white over black color with the Canadian flag seen in the upper left shoulder sleeve. They noted that they thought that with Lesnar’s comeback it would be the USA vs. New Zealand affair but it seemed that Lesnar has given up on the Red, White and Blue as he would don the colors of Canada.
— FighterXFashion.com (@FighterXFashion) June 14, 2016
The 38-year old Lesnar originally hails from Webster, South Dakota is now residing in Maryfield, Saskatchewan, Canada where he managed to buy a farm and made it his primary residence together with his family. Lesnar even told ESPN as reported by Yahoo Sports that he really loves farm life and nobody could take that away from him.
With his allegiance to Canada, its Premier (governor for the United States) gave his all out support to Lesnar in his upcoming fight. As to with Reebok, Lesnar is said to be paid with just $5,000 for his UFC 200 appearance.
— Brad Wall (@PremierBradWall) June 7, 2016
Aside from Lesnar changing allegiance, he was also given a controversial exemption from USADA’s four-month waiting for drug testing period as awarded by the UFC which further fuelled grudges with Mark Hunt, who stated that despite being “juiced,” he will still knock the living daylights out of Lesnar.
Aside from the Lesnar-Hunt match and the Cormier-Jones affair, UFC 200 will also feature Miesha Tate’s first title defense as she takes her women’s bantamweight title against Amanda Nunes.
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