VIDEO | Brock Lesnar says his return isn’t for the fans, ‘This is for me’

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar isn’t out to prove anything to anyone else but himself when he steps foot back into the Octagon at UFC 200.

Lesnar will take on the hard-hitting Mark Hunt in a “one-off” opportunity to compete in the UFC while still under contract with the WWE.

“No, I don’t think I have anything to prove at all,” Lesnar said in a recent interview with Paul Heyman. “I mean, I’ve been an athlete, I’ve accomplished a lot of great things. I mean a lot of great things. I feel very fortunate that I’m 38 years old, I work for the WWE, and I can step foot back into the Octagon again for the UFC.

“How many people can do that? Not, I’m one in a million. How many people can pull it off? One in a million, and you’re looking at him.”

Lesnar said that he wants to prove that he can overcome his personal bout with diverticulitis and show that he is still capable of beating top UFC competition.

“I’m not doing this for fans,” Lesnar said with honesty. “I mean, if there are fans that are excited that I’m getting back in the Octagon, great. But, I’m not doing it for them. I’m doing it for me. This is for me.”