Brock Lesnar put himself in a great position to challenge for the UFC heavyweight championship even after just one fight. According to the latest UFC rumors, Lesnar could challenge for the title in his next fight and face the winner of the Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem match.
After his unanimous decision victory against Top 10 heavyweight Mark Hunt at UFC 200, Joe Rogan mentioned that Lesnar may be already in-line for the next title shot. However, The Beast has no comment since he is still under contract with the WWE.
Current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic heard those UFC rumors about a possible Lesnar match and he did not back down from the possible challenge. In an interview with Cleveland.com, Miocic he is open to fighting anyone, including Lesnar.
“Yeah, whoever the UFC wants me to fight, I’m okay with that. I signed up for this, I know what I got myself into, so whoever they want me to fight, I’ll fight,” Miocic said.
However, the 33-year-old champion has to successfully defend his UFC title for the first time at UFC 203 in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. He is set to fight Alistair Overeem, who is on a four-fight win streak, and also holds a win over Lesnar back in 2011.
On the other hand, Lesnar will face Randy Orton at SummerSlam in his first WWE match since WrestleMania 32. The WWE has insisted that Lesnar’s return to the UFC is a one-time thing but many MMA experts believe that he will be back to fighting again.
The Beast fighting for the title are just UFC rumors for now but don’t be surprised if it happens. It should be noted that Lesnar won the heavyweight title in 2008 in just his second fight in the UFC and had a record of 1-1.
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