UFC 200 Post-Fight Press Conference – Brock Lesnar addresses UFC future, wants to clear Summerslam first, will he pursue Hvt. Title?

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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After Brock Lesnar won his UFC return fight Saturday night, everyone wants to know if there will be another fight.

“I don’t know” was Brock’s standard answer at the UFC 200 post-fight press conference Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Standing at the podium with a swollen left eye, Lesnar said he’s going to wait until after he completes his WWE obligation facing Randy Orton at Summerslam on August 21 before deciding on his UFC future.

“Let’s get one thing clear. Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do,” Lesnar said. “My future is already laid out for the next month. I’m doing Summerslam against Randy Orton. Once the dust settles there, I don’t know what I’m going to do yet. I had a heck of a time tonight and I enjoyed myself. We’ll see what happens. It’s really way too soon, guys, I have no idea.”

Lesnar later got fired up talking about taking down a Top 10-ranked heavyweight in Mark Hunt on short notice, before revealing a little bit that he wants to fight again.

“I think I’m the toughest s.o.b., I’m a Top 10, and it puts me right in the game. Granted, I got some work to do, but don’t we all? If I want to make that decision and keep fighting, I will,” Lesnar said.

One potential opponent brought up is Cain Velasquez, who won his Hvt. division fight in the opening match of the UFC 200 PPV. Brock lost to Velasquez in October 2010 when he was a different fight battling diverticulitis.

“Sure. Absolutely,” Brock said of fighting Velasquez again. “I trained specifically for Mark Hunt. If I decided I was going to do this a little further, would I have to sharpen some skills? Absolutely. Cain looked really good tonight. He always looks good.”

How about pursuing the Hvt. Title again? Brock said he thinks anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Reviewing his comeback performance, Lesnar said he definitely wanted to end the fight against Hunt, as opposed to just win by decision. But, he recognized Hunt being able to take a lot of punishment.

“I wanted to finish the fight,” Lesnar said. “He’s a stand-up guy. We had no bad blood. He’s a tough s.o.b. Would I have liked to have ended the fight? Absolutely. But I won.”

Lesnar admitted to being nervous before the fight, but he felt comfortable with his mental preparation during training camp to be ready for the fight. “I haven’t had that much fun in a long time,” Lesnar said.

Lesnar added that he enjoyed getting into the octagon to fight again because he just likes to fight. “I’m older, so when I decided to make this comeback, it was a hard decision. I’m glad I did it. I’m not scared to stick my neck out,” Lesnar said.

“My body is feeling pretty good, excluding my eye. But, we’ll see what happens. I took five years off, but I know I’m reaching the big 4-0, so we’ll be realistic about it.”

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