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Justin McCully hints at fight vs. Brock Lesnar

UFC heavyweight Justin McCully hinted at a possible match against Brock Lesnar during Friday night’s airing of “Inside MMA” on HDNet.

At the end of the show, host Kenny Rice ask the three-man panel about their future plans. When it was McCully’s turn, he indicated a match against Lesnar was possible, without referring to the former NCAA heavyweight champion by name.

“We’ve been talking about fighting this big, huge guy (that) just crossed over from wrestling promotion,” the Team Punishment member responded to Rice. “That’s in the talk right right now. We’ll see. I hope it comes through. I like that fight a lot. If not, I don’t know what’s on the horizon? But I’ll be back in action, in the Octagon, for sure, by June.”

Rice then brought up Lesnar’s name and McCully responded by saying “Yeah.” A date or location for the possible fight was not brought up and at no point did McCully indicate that the fight was official.

McCully has not fought since recording an upset unanimous decision victory over kickboxer Antoni Hardonk at UFC Fight Night 9 on April 5. He has been sidelined due to an elbow injury that required surgery, as well as scheduling conflicts. McCully had been discussed as a possible opponent for Cheick Kongo at UFC 82 on March 1 but reportedly did not sign a proposed bout agreement in time because he was overseas on a USO tour.

  • Sam Cupitt says:

    I always had the impression that McCully was nob for some reason, but after watching Inside MMA I actually like the guy. He’s well spoken and knowledgable about the sport.

    …and anytime hardonk loses its not an upset…

  • Evan says:

    I agree. I was surprised I was looking at the same guy. I could never stand him after that Ken Shamrock altercation where he trash talked him right after Tito smashed him.

  • DRizzle says:

    Justin McCully? Bleh

    I feel strongly that that would be a waste of a fight. Lesnar said himself he only wants top level guys… so as to prove his caliber.

    McCully’s last three opponents have a combined record of 22-28, and he didn’t look so hot against Hardnok. Why cut Lesnar any slack with, at the very least, someone who hardly anyone is ever heard of?

    Arlovski – Gonzaga – Kongo – Werdum – Sylvia – Vera
    ANY of the above makes a MUCH better argument than McCully

  • It will be the O2 Arena in June, London.

  • Wang Chung says:

    mccully fighting = snoozefest.


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