Although Brock Lesnar’s WWE career is what most people know him for, he also had a brief but outstanding UFC career. Lesnar, who made his MMA debut in 2007, competed nine times in his nearly ten-year career. His UFC record is 4-3-1 at this time.
Given his fame, it comes as no surprise that the majority of Lesnar’s matches took place in the biggest MMA promotion in the world, where he also went on to win the heavyweight title. After a break of nearly five years, the former UFC champion fought again in 2016 to face Mark Hunt.
In the co-main event of UFC 200, Lesnar decisively outwrestled Hunt on route to a unanimous decision victory. The WWE superstar later failed both an out-of-competition and a night-of-fight drug test, and the outcome was changed to a no-contest.
Clomiphene and hydroxy-clomiphene, two anti-estrogen medications, were found at high concentrations in Lesnar’s blood. A one-year ban was imposed on the former UFC champion, retroactive to the day of his contest with Mark Hunt. In addition, he was fined $250,000, or 10% of the $2.5 million in disclosed winnings from the bout.
Hunt later sued the UFC, alleging that the organisation knew about Lesnar’s PED use.
Brock Lesnar believes he deserved to be paid more by the UFC
One of the highest-paid UFC competitors in history, Brock Lesnar earned the most money from his matchup with Mark Hunt at UFC 200. Dana White, the president of the UFC, even used Lesnar’s contract as a standard when discussing a recent deal that Francis Ngannou rejected.
Although Lesnar acknowledges that the UFC gave him a lot of money, the WWE superstar thinks he definitely deserved more. In a prior interview, the former heavyweight champion stated to Pat McAfee:
Dana is fine. I received a large sum of money from him. Perhaps I should have received a higher salary.
Lesnar has already stated that he has no intention of returning to the UFC and now just considers himself to be a superstar for WWE. This week on RAW, “The Beast Incarnate” made a remarkable comeback and incited a conflict with Bobby Lashley.