Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar apparently has an unfinished business in MMA. This latest news was made by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson after a video of him from TMZ surfaced on the internet where he claims that he’d “whup Lesnar’s *ss” because he don’t think that the former MMA fighter “has the techniques to take me down.”
The former PRIDE and UFC fighter who is now closing his career in Bellator, went on to say that although he respects Lesnar a lot, he would undoubtedly be the winner if ever the two of them face-off in an MMA ring or octagon.
“I’d whup Brock’s *ss because I don’t think he has the technique to take me down. He’s the most popular pro wrestler to come over to MMA, but I still think I’d whup his *ss,” says Jackson. “He probably outweighs me by a hundred pounds but still, I think I hit him a couple times and he’d be ‘Aaaaaw, no more.’ I respect Brock a lot. I’m a fighter, he’s a fighter. I just think I whup his *ss.”
Although Jackson is the latest fighter to call out Lesnar in a fight, where he also gets challenges from Chris Jericho and The Rock from the WWE, this latest provocation from an active MMA fighter may indicate that Lesnar could still compete in an MMA fight. Adding fire to Lesnar’s MMA return rumor is a recent interview of Jim Ross.
The former WWE executive/commentator was asked about Lesnar’s future with the company and admitted that although Lesnar was older than the average fighter, he could still be a top MMA contender after his contract with WWE expires.
“I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Lesnar fighting. Even if he’s in his early 40s – say, 40 or 41 – when his WWE contract expires – and I don’t know that to be fact – I think he will strongly consider more UFC because there’s going to be a lot of money waiting for him for a one-time shot to see what he’s got left in the tank. And he sells pay-per-views. He’s like CM Punk. He sold pay-per-views and that was part of the bottom line in hiring both of those guys.”
Perhaps, after Lesnar’s stint in the WWE, he may return to compete in the UFC or even Bellator where people can watch him embarrass Jackson in an MMA octagon.
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