Ken Shamrock, who outside of Brock Lesnar, is probably one of the more recognizable athletes to have competed in the UFC and WWE, recently appeared as a guest on The MMA Show with Marc Charles and spoke about Lesnar’s upcoming return from WWE to the UFC in July. Below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On Brock Lesnar’s WWE run possibly affecting his UFC return:
“When you’re a professional athlete, you have to do something for a period of time. So if he continues to keep going – oh he did wrestling first and then he did MMA and then he goes back to wrestling and now he’s back to MMA again – I don’t think he’s really stabilized himself or set an example for himself in MMA. I mean he was there a short time, then he was gone. I mean he’s really done more in pro wrestling than he has done in anything else.”
On what Brock Lesnar needs to work on:
“Well he should have put a little more work into his ground game with his submissions, defensive submissions, and definitely his striking. His striking is horrible. So I think he needed to pay a little bit more attention if he’s gonna come back. He needs to take some time and really focus on that and not just jump back into it because he’s a great wrestler because that’s just not going to get it for him in these days.”
On who will benefit from Brock Lesnar fighting:
“I think [the UFC and the WWE] are both gonna get something out of it, I’m just not sure it’s gonna be good for him. I hope it is. I really hope he wins because I’d hate to see him lose, even though I like Mark Hunt, but I’d hate to see him lose after having to come back and it doesn’t work out for him. I think it’s gonna hurt him more than it would Mark.”
Brock Lesnar fights Mark Hunt in the co-main event of UFC 200 on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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