The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced the signing of former NCAA Champion and four-time All-American Brock Lesnar (1-0).
“I don’t think there are any other pro wrestlers that can make the transition to MMA, except for Brock Lesnar,” said White. “And if you look at his amateur wrestling credentials, his size, and what he’s done, this guy can end up being a force in the heavyweight division of the UFC.”
“If you want to go with the NFL of the fighting game, it’s the UFC, and it was an easy choice for me,” said Lesnar. “Obviously I don’t think I’m ready for a title shot right away, but I will be there, and I’m not gonna turn down any opponent because I’m here to prove myself. I’m not here to pick and choose my fights. I’ll fight whomever they want. I don’t make the fights; that’s not my job. I’ve got one job to do and that’s to fight.”
Lesnar made his mixed martial arts debut in June at K-1 Hero’s Dynamite!! USA defeating Min Soo Kim early in the first round of their heavyweight tilt. According to the article, the deal and opponent for Lesnar’s UFC debut will be announced in the near future.