Monday it was announced that Brock Lesnar‘s return to MMA at UFC 200 would be versus Mark Hunt. Lesnar appeared on ESPN to talk about the bout and how the fight got made, including having to beat his boss, WWE’s Vince McMahon in an arm wrestling match:
Lesnar, 38, described his recent meeting with McMahon during a Monday interview on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”
“I said, ‘Listen, old man, we can do this the hard way or the easy way,’” Lesnar chuckled. “I said, ‘Do you wanna arm-wrestle for it?’ and he’s like, ‘Yeah, what the hell.’ So, I ended up beating him, and here we are.”
According to Lesnar — whose WWE ring attire includes MMA-style gloves and board shorts — recording another bout under the UFC banner will prove beneficial to all parties involved.
“In the WWE brand, I’m a legit athlete in that brand, and I bring lots to the company,” he said. “For me to get back in the Octagon legitimizes why the WWE has me in their company. It’s a win for all of us.”