WWE Superstar and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock lesnar is known as a super athlete. Brock played in the NFL and was a national champion NCAA wrestler. One of his most popular quotes came at the UFC 200 press conference when he told the media and world alike to “Get over it! I’m Jacked! and I’m White!”. Turns out, his entire family is jacked.
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Brock Edward Lesnar (/ˈlɛznər/; born July 12, 1977) is an American professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist and American football player. He is currently signed with WWE, where performs on the Raw brand is the current and longest-reigning Universal Champion in his first reign. After his successful amateur wrestling career at Bismarck State College and the University of Minnesota, Lesnar signed with WWE (then the World Wrestling Federation) in 2000. He was assigned to its developmental promotion Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), where he was a three-time OVW Southern Tag Team Champion with Shelton Benjamin. After debuting on WWE’s main roster in 2002, Lesnar won the WWE (Undisputed) Championship five months after his debut at the age of 25, becoming the youngest champion in the title’s history.
In 2006, Lesnar pursued a career in mixed martial arts (MMA), as he signed with Hero’s and won his first fight, against Min-Soo Kim, in June 2007. He then signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) the following October. Lesnar lost in his UFC debut against Frank Mir and then won his second fight against Heath Herring. In November 2008, Lesnar defeated Randy Couture to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion. Shortly after a successful title defense in a rematch with Mir, Lesnar was sidelined due to diverticulitis. He would return at UFC 116 to defeat Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin and unify the heavyweight championships, becoming the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion in the process. Lesnar then lost the championship to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121. In 2011, he was once again sidelined due to diverticulitis and underwent surgery. Lesnar returned at UFC 141 in December, losing to Alistair Overeem and promptly retiring from MMA. Lesnar was a box office sensation in UFC, as he took part in a some of the best selling pay-per-view events in UFC history, including UFC 100 and UFC 116.
In April 2012, Lesnar returned to professional wrestling, rejoining WWE after an eight-year hiatus. Two years later, at WrestleMania XXX, Lesnar defeated The Undertaker to end his undefeated streak at WrestleMania. He achieved world champion status twice after this, having won the WWE (World Heavyweight) Championship in 2014 and the Universal Championship in 2017. In June 2016, at UFC 199, the UFC announced that Lesnar would return to fight at UFC 200. Lesnar defeated his opponent Mark Hunt via unanimous decision. However, after Lesnar tested positive for clomiphene, a banned substance on the UFC’s anti-doping policy, he was suspended from the UFC by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for one year, fined $250,000 and his victory over Hunt was overturned to a no-contest. Lesnar then retired from MMA for a second time in 2017.