Bryan Alvarez from Wrestling Observer Online recently revealed during a live Wrestling Observer Radio show on the Sports Byline USA Radio Network that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has expressed interest in a fight with fellow UFC heavyweight Roy “Big Country” Nelson.
According to Alvarez, the UFC intends on offering Lesnar a third fight with rival Frank Mir but that it is Nelson (who recently expressed interest of his own at fighting Lesnar) who is piquing Lesnar’s interest. Apparently, Lesnar sees Nelson as a real challenge and is looking to test himself in his first fight back after losing his title to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121.
Alvarez also touched on the widely circulated video featuring MMAFighting.com reporter Ariel Helwani interviewing Lesnar’s former WWE co-worker “The Undertaker.” In the video, which was taken cage side after Lesnar lost his belt to Cain Velasquez, “The Undertaker” can be heard asking a bleeding and dejected Lesnar on his way to the locker room if he “wants to do it?” Lesnar responded with a look, but kept on walking.
Much speculation has surrounded the odd confrontation and, according to Wrestling Observer, the truth has finally been revealed. Apparently, the powers-that-be at World Wrestling Entertainment were looking to instigate some sort of confrontation between Lesnar and “The Undertaker” at the post-fight press conference. Lesnar avoided the conference in order not to take away from Velasquez’s moment in the sun and, once he realized it, “The Undertaker” (who had shown up for the presser) left the press conference as well. It seems that the WWE is looking to have Lesnar play guest referee for an upcoming “Undertaker” match, but the extent of Lesnar’s involvement in the scheme remains unclear.
Who do you think Lesnar should face upon his return? Mir, Nelson, or someone else? How do you feel about the WWE’s encroachment at UFC 121? Let us know in our comments section below.