Earlier this month, it was reported former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar was requesting for his comeback fight to be against Roy Nelson – much to the delight of fanboys across the globe.
Option B: A potential trilogy with bitter rival Frank Mir.
Option C: Well, let’s not even go there…
“There won’t be an immediate rematch, there is no need for one,” UFC president Dana White told Fighters Only this morning. “After the fight, Brock took some time off to go hunting. He and I haven’t spoken since the fight, so I’m not sure what he wants to do next.”
In addition to having his bling-bling belt jacked last month by Cain Velasquez, Lesnar’s aura of invincibility evaporated quicker than the four minutes and 12 seconds it took Velasquez to dispose of the former king.
The Wrestling Observer had previously reported the former WWE superstar wanted to test himself after getting humbled at UFC 121. Lesnar allegedly requested “Big Country” because he believed the prior “The Ultimate Fighter 10″ winner and IFL champion would be a difficult matchup.
“He never asked for Roy Nelson. That’s not true,” White emphatically stated. “The last thing I did hear was that he wants to fight Frank Mir again. That fight kind of makes sense so … We will probably see Lesnar fight Mir next. I think that the rubber match makes sense.”
Mir rudely introduced the controversial wrestler to the Octagon by submitting him in the 1stRound at UFC 81. Lesnar violently returned the favor at UFC 100 when he steamrolled the former multi-time title holder for a 2ndRound TKO victory.
Although they are knotted up a one apiece, the reason Part III makes sense to White is because it will translate to dollars. Lesnar’s pro wrestling-esque antics immediately following his dominant performance, which inconveniently came after the featured attraction of what was the UFC’s most significant event at the time, will certainly generate enough hoopla for another Brockbuster extravaganza.
No word on when Lesnar intends to reemerge from hibernation.