Former Opponent Praises Brock Lesnar: “He’s The Real Deal”

Brock Lesnar

A former opponent of Brock Lesnar has praised him for being the “real deal” and “amazing” at what he does.

Cain Velasquez has a unique history with Brock Lesnar because he’s the only man who can say he faced Brock in a UFC Title fight and a WWE Universal Championship match.

It was at UFC 121 in October 2010 when Cain Velasquez defeated Brock Lesnar to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion. What’s interesting that fight also is that Velasquez cut Lesnar’s left cheek during the fight and left a permanent mark on the left side of Lesnar’s face.

Nine years later at WWE’s Crown Jewel Premium Live Event in 2019, newly signed Cain Velasquez challenged Lesnar for the WWE Universal Title. In a match that went just 2:10, Lesnar tapped out Velasquez with a Kimura Lock. It was Cain’s only televised match in WWE.

While speaking to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson on the Rampage & Bear podcast, Velasquez was asked if it was weird working with Lesnar in WWE knowing their UFC history.

“I guess. He was a little scarred up. It’s not like we did the thing and it was all good. He has something for life on his face. I don’t know if anybody tells him about it or puts it in his face.”

After Jackson praised Lesnar as a professional wrestler, Velasquez agreed and had good things to say about Lesnar.

“He’s amazing. Amazing, amazing. He f**king…he’s the real deal. He’s legit.”

Brock Lesnar expected to miss WWE Crown Jewel

Ever since WWE started doing the Saudi Arabia shows two times per year since 2018 (not counting the COVID-19 years), Brock Lesnar has been a part of those shows.

The next WWE Premium Live Event is the annual Crown Jewel show taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 4th. Based on a recent report and the fact that he hasn’t been on TV in over two months, Lesnar is not expected to be at Crown Jewel. The reason for it is that WWE feels like they have enough star power on the card and don’t need Lesnar for it, but they could certainly use him in the future.

Brock Lesnar’s last appearance on WWE TV was over two months ago at SummerSlam when he lost clean to Cody Rhodes to end their three-match rivalry. Lesnar shook Cody’s hand after the match and raised his hand as well, which is rare for Lesnar to do.

H/T Fightful