Brock Lesnar is ready to make his return to the UFC’s Octagon. Before he does that, however, “The Beast” will be heading to Saudi Arabia this weekend to challenge for the vacant Universal Championship. He will go one-on-one with Braun Strowman for the title at Crown Jewel. After that, however, Lesnar is preparing to make his return to the UFC early next year. He has already set up a heavyweight title clash with Daniel Cormier this past summer.
Lesnar entered the Octagon after Cormier’s heavyweight title victory over Stipe Miocic, and shoved “DC.” It’s rumored that, after competing in Saudi Arabia, he could make the quick turnaround and be in New York City the following night for UFC 230. Lesnar would be in attendance for Cormier’s heavyweight title defense against Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis. Speaking to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, Cormier said that he’d like to slap Lesnar if he sees him in New York:
“Brock’s going to be there [at UFC 230] I guess. Brock’s coming to lay claim to [his spot]. But this time I’m not going to let him just push me. If he comes up there, [motions a slap] right in the face. Slap him. [laughs].”
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