“My Business, Not Yours”: Brock Lesnar Unleashed His Fury on a Journalist Because of a WWE Related Question During UFC 200 Press Conference

Published 11/21/2022, 12:15 PM EST

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Brock Lesnar made a name for himself in both pro wrestling and MMA. After finding success early with WWE, Lesnar decided to pursue other interests. This eventually led Lesnar to UFC, where he became a heavyweight champion, proving his worth in combat sports. However, his run came to a sudden halt. After suffering back-to-back defeats in UFC, The Beast called it a day on his MMA career.

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A return to WWE in 2012 followed, but Lesnar was eager to get back in the octagon and put things right. In 2016, it was announced that Brock Lesnar, still under a WWE contract, would fight at UFC 200.

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This raised many eyebrows, as WWE rarely allowed its wrestlers to compete anywhere else. During a Q&A session, a reporter asked Lesnar about how his WWE contract allowed him to appear for UFC. Lesnar took exception to this and refused to divulge into details of his WWE deal with a straightforward response.

Brock Lesnar refused to share details of his WWE contract

Few athletes can make the impact as Brock Lesnar did first in WWE and then in UFC. The Beast Incarnate was an established star in WWE and then showcased his combat sport skills further in the UFC when he went toe-to-toe against some of the biggest fighters and came out on top, winning the heavyweight title.

But towards the end of his UFC run, he lost two matches in a row and then, also because of his struggles with diverticulitis, stepped away from the cage in 2011. He would then sign with WWE and went back to his old stomping ground. Still, Lesnar always felt that he had unfinished business in MMA and decided to make a UFC comeback five years later.

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It surprised a lot of people when the UFC announced that the former heavyweight Champion would compete at UFC 200. This was big news since WWE hardly allowed its contracted wrestlers to compete elsewhere and no less in a promotion, which many fans consider as their rival.

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Yet, the two parties came to an agreement, as the deal benefitted everyone. In the buildup to his much-anticipated match against Mark Hunt in 2016, Lesnar attended a Q&A session. One of the reporters asked Lesnar about this deal coming to pass and whether this was something WWE approved or was this an option in his contract with the sports entertainment giant.

The Conqueror took an exception to this question and replied in a blunt manner. Lesnar said, “I’d have to refer that to my attorney, I guess. I don’t know. I mean, I’m here people and it’s happening and I feel fortunate that it’s happening. I’m not gonna go into detail. Why would I? That’s my business, not yours.”

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Understandably, Brock Lesnar didn’t want to get into details about his WWE contract. For a prize fighter like Lesnar, it didn’t matter what talks UFC and WWE had with each other or what was the option in his contract. For him, being there for a UFC fight was all that mattered. Brock Lesnar was just happy to be able to do what he wanted and didn’t want his mind to be on anything else other than the fight.

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Sherjeel Malik

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Sherjeel Malik is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports. He has been a passionate Wrestling fan since childhood and his all-time favorites include 'The Hardy Boyz' and Randy Orton. Sherjeel also follows soccer religiously and is a Liverpool fan.
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