The New Status Quo

In the aftermath of his last trip to the Octagon and still glowing in his impressive unanimous decision victory over Top-10 ranked Mark HuntBrock Lesnar was questioned on his future with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. More specifically, Lesnar was asked whether anything — like his contract with World Wrestling Entertainment — could obstruct him from another trip to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, possibly even a second run at the heavyweight title he’d lost in 2010. Without taking a breath, he answered: “Well, let’s get one thing clear. Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do.”

At the time — and certainly in the wake of two failed drug tests that nullified his victory over the “Super Samoan” — few could have realized the exactness of that statement. Lo and behold, almost two years after it was made, Lesnar called UFC President Dana White and told him he wanted to fight the winner of the UFC 226 main event between Stipe Miocic and Daniel CormierWhite’s response? “Ok.” A few days later, Lesnar was center stage, promoting a fight with newly minted heavyweight champion Cormier in the most unpolished way possible.

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