According to UFC president Dana White, CM Punk is going to have a very rough time in MMA because he has no athletic credentials. White made that statement while talking about Micky Gall, the man that he has penciled in as the first opponent for Punk, a fight that is expected to take place in June. White stated that Brock Lesnar was a different case because he came from a massive amateur wrestling background.
January 15, 2016
While talking about sports betting on his personal blog, Jim Ross mentioned that the top two favorites to win the Royal Rumble are the first and last entrants. The legendary WWE commentator also stated that he would put his money on Brock Lesnar to win the event this year so that the former UFC Heavyweight Champion can go headline Wrestlemania at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
December 31, 2015
As of right now, WWE still has The Rock penciled in for a big time match against Triple H at Wrestlemania. The reason why HHH is the opponent as opposed to someone like Brock Lesnar or even Seth Rollins is because management is really pushing to get Ronda Rousey to make an appearance at the pay per view. UFC won't allow her to wrestle, but they might be convinced to let her do an appearance at ringside.
September 28, 2015
When asked during a recent interview who he would like to face if WWE were to ever clear him of his concussion, Daniel Bryan was quick to mention Brock Lesnar once again. The former world heavyweight champion thinks that he can pull off a classic with the former UFC star at Wrestlemania. Management may be afraid to throw Bryan into the match, however, due to fear of Lesnar hurting him.
September 10, 2015
During an interview session to promote Summerslam, Brock Lesnar told ESPN that he felt that Vince McMahon was better than Dana White. The former UFC Heavyweight Champion acknowledged that the statement might bother White a little, but it is true. Lesnar also did not have too much of a problem with White saying that wrestling was fake because it is really scripted.
August 18, 2015
In an effort to promote Summerslam, WWE sent Brock Lesnar to visit ESPN headquarters. Aside from doing interviews, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion also gained some attention by working the security toll booth. His presence shocked the people that were driving into the facility, as you do not normally expect someone of his stature to be in that position.
August 18, 2015
Earlier in the year, Dan Severn made some rather interesting comments about Brock Lesnar, stating that the latter did not deserved the opportunities that he received in UFC. Some feel that the cause of dissension is due to the fact that Severn is upset that WWE is paying Lesnar millions of dollars when he was making $250,000 back when he was with the company.
August 13, 2015
When asked for his opinions by the Sporting News, Frank Mir did not hesitate to say that he was disappointed that Brock Lesnar chose to stay with WWE instead of going back to UFC. The former world heavyweight champion felt that a rematch between the two would draw huge money for the promotion. Mir firmly states that he believes that Lesnar is quite the marketing asset for MMA.
July 15, 2015
There is a reason why Brock Lesnar has been paid the big bucks by WWE and UFC over the years. He simply is a master of generating interest in a product through the use of his ridiculous athleticism and power. Shortly after the company announced that he would be doing a live appearance in Japan, the event has now been sold out. Fans in Tokyo flocked to get tickets because it is rare that they get to see Lesnar wrestle in person.
May 31, 2015
A very interesting story was told by Skylar Astin during a podcast interview this week. He stated that when he and his brother attended a UFC event back in February, there was an incident with Brock Lesnar. Astin stated that his brother attempted to talk to Lesnar and try to convince him to return to WWE. Lesnar was then said to have lashed out, using a lot of profanity. The former heavyweight champion has yet to respond to the allegations.
May 13, 2015