Few fans expected Brock Lesnar to win against Mark Hunt in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) this year.
Lesnar might be a former heavyweight world champion in both the UFC and the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) rings. However, it took him half a decade before he stepped foot inside the Octagon for WWE 2016 again over the weekend. Global rankings from several sports outlets also has Hunt as the eighth best UFC heavyweight fighter for this year. So, most fans chose to bet on Lesnar’s defeat instead.
However, despite his years-long absence, he still proved to be the better fighter in the end. The five-time professional wrestling world champion shocked fans by winning via unanimous decision. Would Lesnar’s UFC 200 win over Hunt be his last, though? Is he really about to quit professional fighting for good after this?
In an interview with Fox Sports, Lesnar himself dispelled rumors that he is about to quit WWE 2016. He also confirms that his future with the wrestling entertainment company’s “already laid out” for the next few months.
“I’m doing SummerSlam against Randy Orton,” he explained. “I have been gone for five years. I stepped into the Octagon [last week] with a guy ranked No. 8 in the world. You can write what you want to write, but I think I’m the toughest son of a [expletive] and I’m top 10 and it puts me right in the game. If I want to make that decision to keep fighting, I will.”
Lesnar kept mum, though, about his future with WWE 2016 “once the dust settles” after his upcoming fight with Orton.
The former world champion did admit he had “one hell of a time” during his UFC 200 fight with Hunt. Fox Sports did point out Lesnar might have been extra determined to win that round to “erase the bad memories” from his last few fights. Lesnar previously lost his heavyweight title to Cain Velasquez in his last UFC appearance.