There’s no doubt Brock Lesnar’s next challenger will be Cain Velasquez. The question is, when will they fight?
Well, if the UFC has its way, the next UFC heavyweight title fight could happen as soon as September 25 at UFC 119.
And health permitting, that fight is expected to happen at a UFC 119 event planned for Indianapolis’ Conseco Fieldhouse on Sept. 25.
Prior to their UFC 116 fight — which UFC president Dana White expects to generate a million pay-per-view buys — officials told Lesnar and Carwin that the winner would likely meet Velasquez at UFC 119 if injuries aren’t a factor.
Besides a busted up face, Lesnar made it out of the Carwin fight without any significant injuries (as far as we know at least), so he should be good to go for September. But will he want to? UFC 119 is less than three months away. That’s a quick turnaround for any UFC fighter, let alone a UFC champion. Plus, Brock is two weeks away from welcoming another child into the world. After six “grueling” months of getting his body back in championship form, he understandably wants to spend some time with his family and get some work done on his farm.
“I’m expecting a baby in two weeks,” Lesnar said. “My wife’s been a trooper. She’s been pregnant for 18 months these past two years.
“I’m going home tonight. I’m going to visit some family when I get home, and I’ve got some combining. I’m a farmer now, and I’m doing what I love to do. I’ve got some combining to do this fall, and I want to shoot a white-tailed deer and spend time with my family.”
Dana White’s response?
“I’ve got to talk to Brock,” White said. “Farming sounds fun and everything, but it’s not what pays the bills.”
Maybe true, but after all the money Brock made at UFC 116, he can probably afford to put off his next big payday an extra month or two.
Update: Kevin Iole says Lesnar vs. Velasquez isn’t going to happen in September.