The Undertaker recalls his UFC 121 confrontation with Brock Lesnar

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The Undertaker recalls his UFC 121 confrontation with Brock Lesnar

The Undertaker is an eight-time world champion, having held the World Wrestling Federation/Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (WWF/WWE) Championship five times and three times the World Heavyweight Championship. Record-winning record holder in WWF/WWE pay-per-view (PPV) events.

He is regarded as one of the best wrestlers of the company and of all time. The Undertaker became one of the most prominent figures of the Attitude Era, having been featured in various pivotal storylines and matches as WWF sustained a boom period in business in the late 1990s.

His character transitioned into a biker in the early 2000s, before returning to a refined version of his previous gimmick in 2004. The Undertaker is heavily associated with WWE's flagship annual event, WrestleMania, where he became known for The Streak, a series of 21 straight victories.

He has headlined multiple pay-per-view events for WWE, including WrestleMania on five occasions. During an interview on Ariel Helwani’s ESPN MMA Show, he recalled his UFC 121 confrontation with Brock Lesnar: “I was sent there personally to pick a fight.

I was unaware that Dana [White] had no clue that it was going to happen, which I felt horrible about after the fact. I thought there had been some kind of discussion between him and Vince. At that time, Brock was so h*t in the MMA world.

Obviously, it was like, why not try it? There was no personal animosity really. It was basically me saying, ‘You left our world, I’m going to come into your world and call you out.’ That was it. Obviously, it was a huge media storm.

I was trying to get him back in my world. I’m pretty gutsy but my days of getting in the Octagon are far past me. There’s such a history there because of his run with WWE and his success in UFC. This was huge if I could make it happen. That’s what it was all it about."