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Brock Lesnar: “I Really Don’t Give A Sh!t.”

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Brock Lesnar: “I Really Don’t Give A Sh!t.”

Seems that Brock Lesnar‘s one shot on the upcoming UFC 200 PPV is definitely making the rounds, so much so that even Stephanie McMahon, the WWE Chief Brand Officer, and on-air antithesis of the WWE Universe, and most recently, former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Roman Reigns, made mention of the upcoming fight in her recent interview with Business Insider.

When interviewer Lara O’Reilly asked her about the upcoming fight between Lesnar and Mark Hunt, McMahon was very open about it, saying:

“Brock is a unique proposition, but just to get to the broader question: UFC is not a competitor to the WWE because we are entertainment and UFC is competitive sport. It’s very different. WWE is all about protagonists and antagonists where ultimately our conflicts are settled in the ring with action that is akin to Hollywood. It’s incredible stunt-like action and the match itself tells a story, but our audience is engaged in the characters and their storyline. It has to be relatable to them so that they care to see the tragedy or triumph and we’re at an advantage because we can script it.

UFC, they can make a big star but the second that person loses, they lose credibility, and how do you continue to make that star rise? So I think we have the best of both worlds and the opportunity to tell the stories in the way we want to tell them. 

In Brock Lesnar’s case it was really a special case that we are allowing him to do this fight [against Mark Hunt on July 9]. But like you said it’s not really a cross-promotional opportunity, but we are allowing him to participate in that fight.

We are not supporting the fight necessarily but, again, it’s not a competitor to us and the more that our superstars, that’s how we refer to our talent, the more they do outside of WWE, the more awareness it generates and the broader the audience can be that is then brought back into our properties. So we recognize the value of that.”

Needless to say, Lesnar commented on McMahon’s comments during a UFC 200 media call, and they weren’t very politically correct, to say the least. Said Lesnar:

“I really don’t give a sh*t. This is about me living my life, being the person that I want to be. Granted, without the fans and everything, none of us would be able to do this. I get that. But I don’t sit up at night wondering is my drawing power gonna be hurt or are my WWE fans gonna tune in and watch me do this. I don’t give two sh*ts about that. This is about me. I want to get in there and be an athlete again. That’s what this is about.”

You can hear that and much more in the video below:

Mark Hunt and Brock Lesnar square off as the second main event of UFC 200, along with the rematch for the World Light Heavyweight Title match between champion Daniel “DC” Cormier and interim champion Jon “Bones” Jones.

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