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4 ways that Brock Lesnar's UFC return could affect his WWE career

Pratyay Ghosh
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12.90K   //    02 Jul 2016, 17:37 IST
Brock Lesnar returns to the UFC octagon for his first match in 1653 days at UFC 200.

The beast is getting back into the Octagon on July 9th to face Mark Hunt at UFC 200. The former UFC and WWE champion who makes his return to the UFC for the first time since December 2011, recently stated that he doesn’t care if his UFC return affects his WWE career.

Regardless to what Brock might be saying, he’s signed to a fairly long-term contract with WWE and It was recently revealed that they are not happy with his decision to fight Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

Brock’s return to UFC came as a total shock to both MMA and WWE fans alike and in an unprecedented move, WWE and UFC sort of seem to be working together in regards to the Lesnar fight.

However, it definitely is a riskier move for WWE because Mark Hunt will be the favourite in the fight on July 9th.

How will Brock’s return to the octagon affect him and WWE? Here are 4 possible scenarios.

#4 Match ends as a draw or Brock loses by judges decision

After such a long lay-off, losing by decision to a KO artist in Mark Hunt is still pretty acceptable

If the fight between Lesnar and Hunt ends as a draw by judges decision, WWE would see that as a win for them regardless of what Brock might feel. They could say that Brock returned to the UFC after 5 years and held his own against a seasoned veteran.

A draw would likely slightly increase Brock’s standing in the WWE when he returns as someone who can still be sold as the most dangerous man in the company.Brock would likely return to the main event scene once he returns to WWE programming.

In all likeliness, even if Brock goes all the way with Hunt and loses by judges decision, that wouldn’t really affect his standing in the WWE either. A loss by decision against a fighter as dangerous as Mark Hunt is nothing to be ashamed of.

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Pratyay Ghosh
Pro wrestling writer. Puroresu and Strong Style fan. Writer for SK Pro Wrestling and WrestleZone.
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