When it was announced that Brock Lesnar would return to the UFC to compete at UFC 200 against Mark Hunt, it came as a huge surprise to everyone. Not just because Lesnar had not competed in the Octagon since December of 2011, but also because he was in the middle of a contract with the WWE where he had recently participated in their annual Wrestlemania event.
As proposed by the WWE, this fight would be a one-off opportunity and the former UFC heavyweight champion would return to the WWE for their SummerSlam event in August regardless of whether he won or lost against Hunt.
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon explained why the pro wrestling promotion would allow Lesnar to go back to the UFC, even if it is just for one night.
“Brock is a unique proposition, but just to get to the broader question: UFC is not a competitor to the WWE because we are entertainment and UFC is competitive sport,” McMahon said in an interview with Business Insider. “It’s very different. WWE is all aboutRead More »from Why WWE doesn't mind Brock Lesnar's one-off UFC fight