The UFC 200 official pre-fight press conference and usual media day hasn’t yet taken place but that hasn’t stopped Brock Lesnar’s close friend and WWE ‘advocate’ Paul Heyman from releasing what’s been titled as Brock Lesnar’s first UFC 200 fight week interview.
With just days to go until Lesnar makes his highly anticipated and publicised return to the Octagon, the former UFC heavyweight champion doesn’t believe in making predictions or think much of others that do.
“The guy’s that sit in this chair and give predictions on what they’re going to do and how they’re going to do it, to me, are just blowing smoke,” says Lesnar. “My prediction is, in my heart, in my true honest feeling, is I’m just going to win. How that happens, I have no idea. I feel well prepared, I’m excited, I’m calm before the storm and there will be a storm. Victory. No picked rounds.”
Back on December 20th 2011, following his TKO defeat to Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC 141, Lesnar announced his retirement from MMA due to the on going battle with diverticulitis. Fast forward four and a half year’s later and Lesnar appears to be healthy, fit and ready to compete at the elite level once again.
“I’ve had a great camp, I feel great,” says Lesnar. “I’m not sitting here trying to fake anything and say ‘I’m in the best shape of my life’. I feel great; I don’t have to fake it. I’m coming into the Octagon very well prepared, excited, and that’s dangerous.”
Brock Lesnar is scheduled to fight Mark Hunt in the co-main event of UFC 200 which takes place at the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 9th.