WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross acknowledges that Brock Lesnar is the underdog leading to his fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200, but Ross is still sticking to The Next Big Thing who could possibly pull an upset which will certainly shock the entire UFC.
Posting his recent entry blog at JRsBarBQ.com, the 64-year old Ross noted that Lesnar may have earned the underdog tag from major betting books after his formal announcement of a comeback inside the Octagon, but he is still putting his fate on the person whom he signed for WWE back in 2000.
“This is arguably one of the most challenging bookings that Brock could have gotten for his return to the Octagon for what is expected to be a one-off for Lesnar in the UFC. Brock is the betting underdog at all the Vegas sports books that I’ve seen. I’m thinking a couple of dollars on Brock to win might be in my future. I’m certainly pulling on one of the greatest athletes that we signed while I was EVP of Talent in WWE,” Ross wrote.
Lesnar’s comeback was formally announced during the UFC 199 event at the Forum in California which also saw MMA reporter Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com getting into the heat of things as he and his crew were led off the Forum for scooping and for bypassing the UFC’s promotion department regarding the Lesnar storyline.
According to Bookmaker.eu, odds are simply favoring Mark Hunt with a -195 odds to win the match while Lesnar has +166 odds to score an upset. Hunt vs. Lesnar will co-main event along with the unification bout that will feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier against interim champion Jon Jones.
For Lesnar, he is just happy with the opportunity to step back inside the Octagon again and also thanked the WWE for giving him a leeway for his preparations for the fight, as reported by Fox Sports
“I’m thankful that I’m able to work part time in that environment and step back into the Octagon,” Lesnar said. “I feel very fortunate.”
It is true that Lesnar will be the underdog against his fight against Hunt, but fight fans must take note that all of the underdogs have defeated the top betting odds this year like Conor McGregor, who fell victim to Nate Diaz, and Ronda Rousey, who got struck by Holly Holm.
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