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WWE releases statement on Brock Lesnar's 'one-off' opportunity to fight at UFC 200 on July 9

It's official! Brock Lesnar fights Mark Hunt on July 9 (full story here).

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By now, fight fans have likely calmed down following the blockbuster news that Brock Lesnar would make his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) to compete against Mark Hunt at the monumental UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas Nevada.

Full details here.

But don't get to comfortable with seeing "The Beast Incarnate" back inside the eight-walled cage, as his return will be a one-time thing, as WWE released a statement after granting Brock permission to fight for his old employers at ZUFFA.

Check it out thanks to WrestleZone:

Brock Lesnar remains under contract to WWE, however, he has been granted a one-off opportunity to compete at UFC 200. Following this milestone event on July 9, Brock will return to WWE for SummerSlam on Sunday, August 21, live on WWE Network.

We'll take what we can get.

UFC 200 lost a ton of star power after the much-anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz was sratched after "Notorious" bowed out of his media duties. And despite adding the Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones Light Heavyweight title rematch, the promotion felt it still needed a bit more.

And it's no surprise the promotion made a deal with WWE to have one of the biggest box office draws -- with either company -- take part in the historic event.

When you add Miesha Tate defending her title against Amanda Nunes, Cain Velasquez returning to take on Travis Browne and perhaps the return of Anderson Silva, as well, and UFC 200 looks to finally be living up to the billing.

Opportunity lost?

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