Jon Jones isn’t fighting at UFC 200. He’s upset while the rest of the world, specifically fans, are pretty pissed. Anderson Silva will replace Jones on the card but that completely changes the main event.
Two people who aren’t that butthurt about the turn of events are Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt. Their fight is now the UFC 200 main event, which means a bigger payday for both fighters.
During an onstage interview as part of UFC’s Fight Week yesterday, Lesnar went on the record about Jones’s suspension and the card shuffling for UFC 200. Lesnar answered questions the only way he knows how — honest as hell.
“It’s an unfortunate stage of events,” Lesnar said “but it is what it is. It’s unfortunate for DC, I guess, I feel really bad for DC. Guys work hard and they go through training camps and put lots of time in. That’s the guy that really gets the short end of this stick in this deal. It’s really unprofessional of anybody at this caliber for something like that to happen, I guess.”
When asked when he found out he’d be the main event at UFC 200, Lesnar said…
“I found out this morning. It doesn’t matter, I could be at the beginning of the show or at the end of the show. I’ll tell you one thing, I’m going to leave it all out in the Octagon Saturday night. I’m just excited.”
When pushed further about the Jones suspension, Lesnar added…
“Like I said, it’s unfortunate, it’s unprofessional; it’s just the way it is. What else do you want me to say? Merry Christmas to Brock Lesnar.”
Merry Christmas to us all.
[via Cageside Seats]