The Undertaker opened up in a new interview about the time he got in Brock Lesnar’s face at a UFC event, explaining the reason for his actions and whether Brock was in on it.
As you’ll recall, Taker confronted Brock in 2010 as he was walking to the back after losing the UFC Heavyweight Championship to Cain Velasquez and said, “You wanna do it?”
In a conversation with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on Wednesday, The Undertaker explained he was sort of used a pawn in the whole thing.
“I was there to pick a fight,” he said. “I was sent there personally to pick a fight and I was unaware that Dana [White] had no clue what 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 [McMahon].”
Essentially, he was sent to entice Lesnar to come back to WWE after he had departed in 2004. Despite how it looked, Taker says he didn’t hold any sort of grudge at the time and Brock was NOT in on the whole thing. “There was no personal animosity really,” he said. “But it was basically me saying ‘Alright, you left our world, I’m going to come into your world and I’m going to call you out.'”
It would take over a year-and-a-half, but Lesnar would return to WWE in 2012. He would eventually challenge The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX and, well, the rest is history.
Watch the interview below.