Up first for Lesnar will be his highly publicized return to the world of mixed-martial arts as he'll step into the octagon to face Mark Hunt at UFC 200 on July 9. "Thank you so much", Lesnar said. Lesnar believes that he is meant to be a fighter, not only by WWE standards by the principles which the UFC stands for. The WWE says Saturday's event will be a one-time appearance for Lesnar before his return to that organization for the August 21 SummerSlam event in NY. The show, which will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, is headlined by Daniel Cormier, who will defend the light heavyweight championship, against former title holder Jon "Bones" Jones.
Finally, Lesnar got the crowd riled up by discussing his favorites memories of 2009's UFC 100, where, after a thrilling TKO win over archnemesis Frank Mir, Lesnar famously blasted the UFC's official beer sponsor for not paying him, causing a bit of a controversy and further increasing his already substantial star power. "I'm thankful I'm here".
"The original time line was that he was going to be in Orlando in mid-June, train a few weeks and be ready right now", the newsletter reported. "It's really unprofessional of anybody of this caliber when something like that happens".
Fans attending Lesnar's session applauded loudly at that.
"We were in Minneapolis and I had Gerry (Brisco) call Brock and Shelton Benjamin, who was a graduate associate and workout partner during Brock's senior year", Ross said. The last time fans saw them they were both portraying baby faces and whilst that could work in this one off match with fans picking who they want to support, having an antagonist heel would make the feud more interesting.
"When I left the sport, I love the sport, so it's just been a part of me", Lesnar said. "You have to regain your confidence and your composure and for most of my life I was living by the warrior code that I'm indestructible and when you get defeated by something other than a human being it humbled me".
He again talked around a question about what his future in the UFC will be should he win, telling a reporter, "That's my business, not yours..."
"I don't know, to be honest".
"When I flew in, I've been taking it all in", Lesnar said.
He's declared himself completely recovered from the intestinal illness that forced him to leave the UFC. "I'm excited. I'm calm before the storm".
"I'm a 37-year-old man, and some days I feel like I'm 80, just with all the things I've experienced, all the things I've done".