As you may have heard, WWE star Brock Lesnar will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon to fight Mark Hunt in the co-main event at UFC 200 on July 9.
The 38-year-old last fought at UFC 141 in a TKO loss to Alistair Overeem. He also revealed that he was haunted by the idea of closing the door on his MMA career, as he said he was when he re-signed with the WWE in March 2015.
During the UFC 200 announcement, Lesnar also likened himself to another guy who competed in multiple sports:
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"I'm a crossover athlete. I'm the modern-day Bo Jackson, people. I'm excited about it. I'm enthusiastic. I couldn't be more excited and honored to have the opportunity that both companies have faith in Brock Lesnar to allow him to step back into the Octagon."
Bold statement, and it appears to have caught the attention of one of Bo Jackson's former employers, the Oakland Raiders:
As far as Modern-day Bo Jacksons go, Lesnar has a decent claim. He won the 2000 NCAA heavyweight wrestling championship, he had a cup of coffee in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings, and he's competed off and on in the WWE since 2002 and the UFC since 2008.
That's a pretty impressive and unique resume. It's a bit of apples-versus-oranges comparing him with Jackson.
That said, there was only one Bo, who completely captivated sports fans with flashes of greatness in both the NFL and MLB before a hip injury sapped his powers in 1991.
And there's only one dude who can do this: