According to the trusty grapevine, former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar reportedly wants for his comeback fight to be against Roy Nelson.
The Wrestling Observer (via MixedMartialArts.com) is reporting Lesnar has asked for “Big Country” because he believes the prior “The Ultimate Fighter 10” winner is a difficult matchup and he wants to test himself after getting humbled by Cain Velasquez at UFC 121.
In addition to having his championship belt jacked last month by the underdog, Lesnar’s aura of invincibility evaporated quicker than the four minutes and 12 seconds it took Velasquez to dispose of the former king.
Nelson was scheduled to face his Twitter rival Shane Carwin at UFC 125 on January 1st. However, Carwin abruptly withdrew to undergo neck and back surgery, leaving Nelson to ring in the New Year by his lonesome. Instead of finding him a replacement, Octagon brass opted to pull him from the show all together.
The charismatic slugger expressed his disappointment in their decision, as he rushed along his surgically repaired knee to make the date. While he missed out on additional exposure and larger endorsement opportunities by not co-main eventing the star-studded card, standing opposite the company’s biggest superstar will certainly make up for it.
“Of course I would love to fight Brock he is coming off loss like me he was the UFC longest running Champ that means something,” Nelson tweeted after catching wind of the latest gossip.
What Nelson is basically asking is, “You wanna do it?”
According to the report, the UFC will first offer Lesnar a trilogy with former champ Frank Mir – much to the dismay of fight fans across the globe.