Brock Lesnar’s return to the Octagon felt a lot more like a pro-wrestling segment than a regular MMA fight challenge. The confrontation, the physical interaction and the promo at the end, it all looked like something out of a WWE show.
Some UFC fighters, however, were furious with this allegedly staged confrontation. They’ve taken to their respective Twitter handles to express their displeasure about the segment.
Brian Camozzi, a Welterweight fighter in the UFC, thought that the segment was the “lamest fake confrontation” of all time.
That was the lamest fake confrontation ever..
— Brian Camozzi (@BrianCamozzi) July 8, 2018
The current #2 Heavyweight fighter in the world, Curtis Blaydes, was extremely unhappy with Lesnar’s return segment. Blaydes said that he’s sick of the UFC’s decision to use WWE-esque “fake arguing” to draw casual fans.
Tired of all the politics 🤦🏾♂️ like is it even still even about fighting first CM Punk now @BrockLesnar I’ll just continue to grow as a martial artist and become more dangerous and I refuse to resort to that WWE bs fake arguing just to draw in lame ass casual fans pfft
— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) July 8, 2018