Brock Lesnar, current WWE Universal Champion teasing an Octagon return from some time now. Back in April, UFC president Dana White claimed that Lesnar will return to the cage. In most recent speculation promotion’s head is hoping to have Lesnar fight the winner of the heavyweight title bout between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier and not long ago White revealed he was actively pursuing a potential Heavyweight contest between Lesnar and ex-Light Heavyweight kingpin, Jon Jones. There is only rumor for now so treat it with a grain of salt.
It seems like Lesnar has no short of opponents upon his return to UFC Octagon, but one heavyweight contender Custis Blaydes who already scratched off his name from that list and says he doesn’t want to waste time-fighting fake fighters like Brock Lesnar. (via MMAMania)
“I think Brock Lesnar is irrelevant,” Blaydes told BJPenn.com. “He hasn’t fought in years and even when he did fight he wasn’t a real fighter. He has zero hands. Literally zero striking. All he has is a half-assed jab and no I don’t want to fight Brock Lesnar.”
“He isn’t worth anything and he gives me no chance to improve my ranking,” Blaydes said. “Sure, the fans would like it but I’m not really worried about that. I’m more interested in improving my ranking, getting that belt, and getting my money.”
Blaydes (10-1, 1 NC) is coming off the biggest win of his career after trashing Alistair Overeem at UFC 225 just last month. After the win, Curtis eyes a title shot at the winner of Miocic vs Cormier if not, then he wants a second crack at only Francis Ngannou.
Lesnar, 5-3-1NC, hasn’t competed since his UFC 200 bout with Mark Hunt, which Lesnar won via unanimous decision. Later the victory was overturned to a no contest following the revelation that he’d failed drug tests. Before he returns, Lesnar has to be back in the USADA testing pool for his whereabouts.