(Since Brocktober was a bust, maybe SuperBrock weekend in February will be better.)
Well, Brock Lesnar and Roy Nelson made Joe Silva’s job much easier by all but setting up a bout between each other today. Now all the UFC has to do is squeeze the heavyweights onto a card and we’ll have Lesnar’s first post-title-loss match-up.
Superbowl weekend seems like a likely date, considering Brock is hunting and Nelson is rehabbing his knee, so we’re going to go ahead and pencil it in.
According to Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online, Lesnar has asked the UFC if he can fight Nelson next, but the promotion for some reason is stuck on a rubber match with Frank Mir, so it’s not guaranteed to happen.
"I could tell you this for pretty much 100 percent certainty Brock Lesnar wants that fight. I mean, he has asked for that fight and I would presume at some point that fight is probably going to happen. I think the idea…Dana — as of a couple of days ago at least — had not talked to Lesnar yet, but he was planning on doing it," Alvarez revealed. "I think the first fight they’re probably going to offer [Brock] is a third fight with Frank Mir."
Nelson has been lobbying for a fight with Lesnar for a while and the fact that Brock doesn’t have the belt hasn’t diminished his desire to face the former WWE champion. After learning that Brock wants the fight to happen, Nelson tweeted that he would be all over the bout if it was offered, which is no surprise since a win would likely put "Big Country" in line for a title shot after Junior Dos Santos.
Is it just me or is another Lesnar-Mir match-up unnecessary?
I’d much rather see Lesnar vs. Nelson than a somewhat meaningless trilogy fight.