by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
At UFC 77, the promotion announced the official signing of highly sought after heavyweight, Brock Lesnar, who gained much fame and notoriety after a career in the WWE and is now set to debut in the Octagon, likely in early 2008.
Rumors circulated for months who might land the services of the former NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion, but it seemed like the UFC was always the front runner in the competition.
“It boils down to they’re really the only company on the block and on the planet that is willing to I guess take Brock Lesnar to the next level,” said Lesnar. “I think it works good for both the UFC and Brock Lesnar. For me it was quite easy. Other companies, it was just a proven fact on the K-1 event, how poor their promotion was. There was a lot of different things, we kind of left K-1 with a bad taste in our mouths and wanted to come and be part of a professional organization.”
Now with his UFC deal firmly in place, Lesnar is ready to answer the hype and let his fighting answer all the questions.
“I’m very excited,” Lesnar stated about his UFC debut. “This is a dream come true. This is very exciting for me and my family. I’m excited to move on and get in the Octagon and prove myself.”
While Lesnar was unable to comment on the length of his contract or fight commitments he made to the UFC, he was able to say he will be there for “some time.”
Right now it is looking like the UFC may debut the hugely popular Lesnar at their Super Bowl weekend card in February and Lesnar is chomping at the bit for the time to come.
“There has been some talk about February,” Lesnar confirmed in his interview with MMAWeekly Radio. “For me it’s let’s get a date locked in, most importantly let’s get an opponent locked in so I can specify my training needs and move forward in that aspect of the game. Right now I’m just waiting for that phone call and see what happens.”
While no definite names have been mentioned for Lesnar’s UFC debut, the Minnesota native is anxious to find out and then readying himself for war.
“I just want to find out a name, get a face, and be able to watch his previous fights and then just start training everyday to dismantle my opponent.”
With guaranteed money on the table from the WWE when he left the organization, Lesnar reassured MMA fans that he is exactly where he wants to be in the UFC, but isn’t afraid to face his detractors.
“For me this is what I want to do, this is what I’m doing and I’m not here to make any friends,” said Lesnar. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to prove myself one fight at a time and just go from there.”