It is official that former Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar will be returning to fight Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in July. The rumors were swirling as the UFC hit us hard this past Saturday night at UFC 199 with a UFC 200 Promo. In the promo, Brock Lesnar was shown in the last few seconds hinting at his return to the Octagon. Even Joe Rogan was surprised by the announcement with a grin from ear to ear as seen below.
Lesnar could be the biggest pay-per-view draw in UFC history, and set records previously during his 5-3 career with the promotion. He bested Randy Couture to win the Heavyweight Title in only his fourth mixed martial arts bout. The largest pay-per-view is still the epic UFC 100 that took place in 2009 which featured Brock delivering an ass whopping on bitter rival Frank Mir. No one knows what Brock may have accomplished had his health not taken a turn for the worst while battling diverticulitis which required pieces of his intestines to be removed. Needless to say he was never the same and lost the belt to Cain Velasquez in 2010 and succumbed to strikes via Alistair Overeem in 2011.
If there is one thing we know for sure, whatever happens at UFC 200, the world will certainly be watching.