Even though Brock Lesnar announced that he will be returning to the UFC, president Dana White says the show must go on, which means the UFC 111 heavyweight bout between Frank Mir and Shane Carwin is still going to be for the interim heavyweight title.
“Because he’s been out so long and we were so unsure on what was gonna happen, we have a fight in Newark, New Jersey on March 27th. Undefeated Shane Carwin is gonna fight the former heavyweight champion Frank Mir,” White confirmed. “The winner of that fight will be the interim champion and will face Brock Lesnar this summer.”
While appearing on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” Wednesday morning, Lesnar made sure that everyone knew that nobody has beaten him for his title yet.
“Let’s be clear with that. I still am the UFC heavyweight champion,” Lesnar emphatically told ESPN’s Josh Elliot.
A wise man named Ric Flair once said, “to be the man, you have to beat the man.” (Side Note: Lesnar did beat Flair … In the WWE of course)
White already let the cat out of the bag by stating Lesnar would return sometime in the summer, which has some thinking that he’s already looking to have his biggest star headline the event scheduled for White’s hometown of Boston.
Another likely destination could have the controversial champ landing in Vegas for UFC 114 which is rumored for May 29th. That is the same weekend the UFC will host their 2010 Fan Expo.
For now, not much is known regarding Lesnar’s upcoming schedule, however his return certainly sent shock waves throughout the division. If you didn’t feel them, he’s fully prepared to let you know about it.
“I know one thing, all them guys are [expletive] their pants right now,” Lesnar said of his fellow heavyweights regarding his return to the UFC.