Brock Lesnar Allowed To Use His WWE Entrance Music At UFC 200
UFC 200 is fast approaching, and as you know Daniel Cormier will take on Jon Jones in the main ... wait a minute ... whose entrance music do I hear?
Yep, Brock Lesnar is set to once again blur the lines between art and reality when he returns to MMA on July 9 at UFC 200. And as a bit of a surprise, WWE -- his current employer -- is going to let him use his WWE entrance music when he takes on fellow heavyweight Mark Hunt.
This is kind of a big deal. It took more than a little negotiation to get Lesnar back into the UFC ring to begin with, and his was a result.
Have been told that as part of the deal for WWE to allow Lesnar to fight at 200, he will also be allowed to use his WWE entrance music.
— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) June 17, 2016
When it comes to being a bass-ass I guess one could say that Lesnar is a Renaissance Man. From champion amateur wrestler at the University of Minnesota to five-time champion in the WWE to heavyweight champion in UFC, there isn't much the guy hasn't done -- save perhaps for being personal bodyguard to Cersei in Game of Thrones.
He retired from Mixed Martial Arts in 2011 after a loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 in Las Vegas, citing health reasons, and returned to WWE. But Lesnar has always been a beast with pay-per-view numbers -- UFC 100's Lesnar vs. Frank Mir in 2009 is still the highest-rated UFC pay-per-view of all time. So there's been speculation about his return to UFC for the past five years.
Now it's happening -- July 9 in Las Vegas on a card that will also have Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar; Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne; and on the women's side Miesha Tate vs. Brazil's Amanda Nunes.
But my sense of it is that Lesnar is the big draw -- and WWE was smart to let him use his music. Why not hitch a ride on that hype train?
WWE let him participate as a one-off ahead of August’s SummerSlam event.
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