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.