Brock Lesnar Makes Surprise UFC Return!
Anyway, it’s one big story for this news episode, the newspipeline has been Brocked up.
This is because Universal Champion Brock Lesnar made a surprise appearance at UFC 226 Saturday night, coming out in the crowd to watch Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic vie for the Heavyweight Title.
Yep, he can’t turn up to work at the WWE but he has shown up at his old work, I’m worried Brock Lesnar is losing it, they need to make him one of those tapes like in fifty first dates to tell him he has to turn up at Raw.
Brock could obviously just be a fan of pugilism, but it seems like something much bigger is being set up.
Before the bout Journalist Jeremy Botter tweeted to say that sources had told him that: ’Brock Lesnar will fight the winner of tonight’s main event in November at Madison Square Garden for the UFC heavyweight title.’
Two-weight Champ Calls Out Lesnar
After Cormier handily knocked out Miocic in the first round it seemed as if Botter’s rumours were becoming reality.
As DC, who is now both Light heavyweight and heavyweight champ in UFC, got on the mic and called Lesnar into the Octagon. Which is the equivalent of inviting a bull into a china shop.
Lesnar then steps into the cage, walks up to DC and shoves him.
I know we’re not in WWE anymore toto but this all looked a little worky to me, from DC saying ‘Brock Lesnar get your ass in here’, to the push, to Joe Rogan grinning as Lesnar let rip on the mic calling Miocic a piece of s-word and then telling DC ‘I’m coming for you mother lover’ or something to that effect, and then punching the camera!
One) cameras are expensive so be respectful and two) it was basically a WWE promo.
Adding to the promo vibes was walking promo machine Paul Heyman. Who you may remember had a big long FB post about Lesnar pursuing ‘Ultimate’ opportunities over defending his Universal Title as no one in WWE was worthy.
Well after the fight and the various cage-based shenanigans he tweeted: ‘First of all, profound #RESPECT for @dc_mma, achieving his lifelong dream and cementing his legacy in @UFC. On a completely different note, just for the record … ahem …. BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROCK LESNAR!!!
Your Humble #Advocate’
It’s all well and good everyone getting excited about this fight and trotting out their catchphrases, but trust me on this one, Lesnar is still technically suspended for a drug violation in his last UFC run.
And it’s something Dana White brought up in the post-fight presser, saying Lesnar would have to be in the USADA testing pool for five or six months to serve his suspension before being able to compete inside the octagon.
Daniel Cormier then told ESPN that Lesnar only entered the program last week, meaning that we’d have to wait until at least January 2019 for this bout to happen and DC has made it public knowledge that he will be retiring when he turns 40 next March, so there’s a limited window to get the two inside the cage.
But according to rumour ruminator Jeremy Botter, member him from earlier, Lesnar is already in the pool.
He retweeted Fightful.com’s Sean Ross Sapp saying multiple sources had confirmed to him that: ‘Lesnar is in the pool and is hidden from public viewing in their database.’
So it depends if he’s secretly been in there for a few months or since last week whether we get this fight in November or next year.
WARNING – Video contains strong language.
WWE In On Lesnar UFC Return?!
But what’s this got to do with wrestling I hear you ask?
Well it’s hard to tell what the happenings in the octagon means for the squared circle. Because Pythagoras never bothered to have a theory for that – lazy if you ask me.
But WWE.Com did post a statement in response to Brock’s appearance.
Saying: ‘We don’t know who the next challenger for Brock Lesnar’s Universal Championship will be, but we do know his upcoming opponent — UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier.’
‘Speculation has run rampant over Lesnar’s future for much of this year, starting with Lesnar posing for photos next to White on the night of WWE Elimination Chamber 2018. Lesnar last competed in UFC in July 2016.’
‘Weeks ago, Lesnar’s advocate Paul Heyman revealed that The Beast’s next Universal Title defence was facing contractual issues due to a lack of confidence in WWE to find a suitable challenger.’
So it appears WWE are in on it? Is this a cross promotional event of some kind? It makes sense when WWE have had the Four Horsewomen of UFC at ringside before, Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler are both being billed as top women on their respective brands now, Dana White shows up every so often.
Some have even suggested that this is part of a really over-complicated heel turn for Brock – he’s been called out by Roman Reigns for not showing up to work, and now he’s absconding with the championship to compete for a different company, surely that’s gotta get you some heat.
I mean it all falls apart if he loses, but if he wins?
Brock Lesnar Vs Conor McGregor?!
Well he could have an even bigger name in his future according to ESPN’s Arash Markazi who tweeted: ‘Brock Lesnar will be cleared to return to the UFC by January 2019. Conor McGregor is expected to return by then too. ESPN’s deal with UFC begins January 2019.’
Now, this is pure speculation from me, but there is a significant weight difference between Brock and Conor which makes a UFC fight kind of tough. Unless McGregor gets really Judi Dench or Brock cuts off one of his massive hands. Soooo, could the two of them have a potential match in WWE? Cross promoted by UFC? There’s potential.
Now McGregor has had some strong opinions on professional wrestling so maybe it’s unlikely, but he’s had strong opinions on basically everything, you don’t want to know what he makes of the new Thundercats. And he also did that terrible Burger King adverts, so anything possible with money.