Cape Town - Brock Lesnar is once again set to fight inside the Octagon.
It was revealed during Saturday’s UFC 199 PPV that the former heavyweight
champion will compete at UFC 200 with his opponent to be named.
While Lesnar still remains a WWE superstar he has been
granted the “one-off opportunity” to step back into the cage according to MMALatestNews.com.
The 38-year old
was a NCAA national champion before embarking on his first stint with the WWE
which saw him turn into a huge star in the early 2000’s before leaving to
pursue other ventures which included MMA.
Lesnar signed with the UFC in 2008 and soon became the
promotion’s heavyweight champion in just his fourth professional fight after he
stopped Randy Couture by TKO. He would go onto defend his belt against Frank
Mir, where he avenged his first loss, and Shane Carwin in a come from behind
victory after being dominated in the first round of the UFC 115 main event.
Unfortunately for Lesnar his fighting career was cut short due to medical issues
stemming from a long bout with diverticulitis.
For the past four years Lesnar has been a member of the WWE
roster where he has remained a huge draw. The organisation has since released a
statement on Lesnar’s contract and his UFC 200 appearance.
“Brock Lesnar remains under contract to WWE, however, he has been
granted a one-off opportunity to compete at UFC 200. Following this milestone
event on July 9, Brock will return to WWE for Summerslam on Sunday, August 21,
live on WWE network.”
While an opponent for Brock’s return to fighting has not
been announced he will be one of three fighters, (Jon Jones and Jim Miller) on
the UFC 200 card who also competed at UFC 100 which still remains as the
promotions best-selling PPV in MMA history.