Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (pictured) will be returning to the cage after a four year hiatus in just eight days. One month after fighting Mark Hunt at UFC 200, Lesnar goes back to his day job with the WWE at SummerSlam.
The WWE granted Lesnar a “one-off” opportunity to fight for real in the historic July 9 event, but it appears Lesnar isn’t receiving the WWE’s full backing. Earlier this week, WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon said the organization wasn’t “necessarily” supporting Lesnar’s MMA return at UFC 200.
Here’s a shocker, Lesnar couldn’t care less.
“I really don’t give a sh*t,” Lesnar stated during Thursday’s UFC 200 conference call. “I don’t know. I don’t care what she says.”
There’s also a sense among hardcore professional wrestling fans that Lesnar’s popularity might take a hit if he gets knocked out by Hunt. Guess what? Lesnar doesn’t care about that, either.
“Honestly, I really don’t care. This isn’t about my fans. This is about me living my life, being the person I want to be,” Lesnar said. “Granted, without the fans and everything, none of us would be able to do this, I get that.
“But I don’t sit up at night wondering, ‘Is my drawing power going to be hurt or are WWE fans going to tune into watch me do this?’ I don’t give two sh*ts about that. This is about me. I want to get in there and be an athlete again. That’s what it’s about.”
It’s Brock’s world, whether it be WWE or UFC, we’re only living in it.