Why WWE fans should be thanking Brock Lesnar for fighting at UFC 200
Brock Lesnar did not care to get a win for WWE and pro wrestling at UFC 200, but he did just that.
Brock Lesnar is a fighter, and he always has been. He’s an NCAA Division I National Champion in 2000. Just two years later he won the first of his four WWE World Heavyweight Championships. Then of course there’s his UFC World Heavyweight Championship.
So when announced Brock Lesnar for UFC 200, it should not have been a shock to many. He loves to say that “Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants,” but that statement is 100% accurate. And what he wanted to do was fight in the Octagon again.
He became a huge draw in professional wrestling. He left wrestling for football. When that did not work out, he moved into MMA. All he did there was become the UFC’s #1 box office draw...of all time. He’s the only UFC fighter to headline four different pay-per-view events that drew over 1,000,000 buys. When diverticulitis took that away, he found his way back into professional wrestling and became the WWE’s #1 box office draw.
But the one thing that always ate away at him was how he left the Octagon. So he went back. Contracts, politics and egos be damned, Brock Lesnar went back into the Octagon and avenged his loss. Not a loss to Mark Hunt (this was their first fight), but his loss to life. Life took away his ability to fight. He did what Brock Lesnar does: life beat him once; he beat life twice. He beat life once by reigniting his professional wrestling career, then he beat it again by reigniting his UFC fighting career (and getting the biggest payday in UFC history.
Who else could have done that? No one—and as you can see below, Brock knows this fact himself.