Fans of both professional wrestling and mixed martial arts are abuzz today amid the news of Brock Lesnar’s return to UFC, where he has promised to “conquer” the legendary undefeated streak of Charles Montgomery (CM) Punk.
News broke Saturday night that Lesnar would return to the Octagon at UFC 200 — which promises to be the biggest annual event in the company’s 200-year history — to do battle with Punk, who has not lost a fight since signing with UFC in 2014.
Via his mouthpiece and handler, Paul Heyman, Lesnar vowed to spend the coming weeks diligently eating, sleeping and repeating — all in preparation “to become the ‘one’ in ‘zero and one.'”
The fight will be an awkward occasion for Heyman, since he is also a longtime advocate of Punk’s. Early rumors suggest Heyman will be locked in a small cage suspended over the Octagon, thus preventing outside interference, and his exclusive managerial services will go to the winner.
While the Punk-Lesnar showdown promises to be a big box-office draw, most serious MMA fans believe neither man is capable of defeating current UFC Champion, “The Supreme Fighting Machine” Kama Mustafa.