To follow up on the news that WWE has contacted Brock Lesnar about wrestling The Undertaker at WrestleMania 27, the latest is that most people in the company knew nothing about it until this weekend. We have now learned that World Wrestling Entertainment did indeed make an offer to Brock to face ‘Taker at Wrestlemania. If Lesnar decides he wants to do it, (and that is a BIG if), then WWE would have to work with UFC on setting up some kind of deal that would allow him to compete. The offer was kept secret from many within the company as noted.
At this point, Lesnar’s future is unclear. His next opponent is rumored to be Frank Mir in what would be their third showdown, with each man holding a victory over the other.
Lesnar received several stitches to his face following his fight with Cain Velasquez and said he did not attend the post-fight press conference because he wanted Velasquez to get the spotlight.
Early indications are that UFC 121 had a tremendous amount of buys, with some predictions saying it could be the second most purchased UFC PPV of all time. Brock Lesnar is a HUGE draw and the belief is that Cain Velasquez brought in a lot of Mexican-American viewers similar to what boxing draws with Mexican fans. It’s a HUGE semi-new fanbase for the UFC. New UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will be on comedian George Lopez’ show “Lopez Tonight” on TBS this Monday night.
As you can imagine, Lesnar losing the UFC Heavyweight title Saturday night and having a face-to-face encounter with The Undertaker was a big topic of discussion backstage at Bragging Rights.