Turns out Brock Lesnar is still with the WWE, but the wrestling organization clearly saw an opportunity to make money here.
Red their official statement here:
“Brock Lesnar remains under contract to WWE, however, he has been granted a one-off opportunity to compete at UFC 200. Following this milestone event on July 9, Brock will return to WWE for SummerSlam on Sunday, August 21, live on WWE Network.”
And the Twitter reactions:
How epic would it be?? Brock Lesnar vs Fedor Emelianenko?? #ufc 200
— Mike Brown (@mikebrownmma) June 5, 2016
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) June 5, 2016
— Punch Drunk (@punchdrunk) June 5, 2016
Michael Bisping UFC champion. Brock Lesnar fighting at UFC 200. Dan Henderson with an all-timer KO. Was last night real or a fever dream?
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) June 5, 2016
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) June 5, 2016
— Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) June 5, 2016
— Todd Duffee (@ToddDuffee) June 5, 2016
For everyone blowing up my phone, yes I would take this fight @UFC 200. I would love to knock Brock out. Any time, any place
— Shane Carwin (@ShaneCarwin) June 5, 2016