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Here’s why Curtis Blaydes won’t waste his time on a fake UFC fighter like Brock Lesnar

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, has been teasing a return to mixed martial arts (MMA) at some point in late 2018, or perhaps early 2019, and has been loosely attached to former 205-pound kingpin Jon Jones.

But there’s a real chance that “Bones” may not be eligible to compete anytime soon (thanks to this), which would put Lesnar back into the heavyweight mix, and one name we can already scratch off the list of potential opponents is top contender Curtis Blaydes.

“I think Brock Lesnar is irrelevant,” Blaydes told BJPenn.com. “He hasn’t fought in years and even when he did fight he wasn’t a real fighter. He has zero hands. Literally zero striking. All he has is a half-assed jab and no I don’t want to fight Brock Lesnar.”

He’s not the only one.

“He isn’t worth anything and he gives me no chance to improve my ranking,” Blaydes said. “Sure, the fans would like it but I’m not really worried about that. I’m more interested in improving my ranking, getting that belt, and getting my money.”

Blaydes (10-1, 1 NC) scored his biggest win to date by smashing and trashing Alistair Overeem at UFC 225 just last month. Prior to that, the former collegiate wrestler stifled Mark Hunt at UFC 221 and now sits at No. 2 in the official rankings.

Lesnar (5-3, 1 NC), currently plying his trade in WWE, has not competed since the creamy feet scandal of 2016.