LAS VEGAS – JULY 11: Brock Lesnar holds down Frank Mir during their heavyweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar defeated Mir by a second round knockout. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Brock Lesnar has added another twist to his already surprising return to UFC.

Lesnar has decided he will represent Canada when he goes against Mark Hunt on July 9 at UFC 200. This comes despite the fact that Lesnar has previously represented the U.S. and was born in South Dakota.

Because Lesnar is representing Canada, he will be wearing Reebok apparel. The decision to represent Canada means that Lesnar will only make about $5,000 when he makes his return to the octagon.

Lesnar’s decision to represent Canada comes years the wrestler moved his training facility from Minnesota to a farm in Saskatchewan. Lesnar said he made the move to Canada because of his country roots. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall approves of Lesnar’s decision.

And while it appears that Lesnar is embracing the Canadian lifestyle, he definitely has some strong opinions on the country he will represent. In a 2010 radio interview, Lesnar ripped the Canadian health care system.

By deciding  to represent Canada, Lesnar becomes one of the most high-profile fighters to represent the Great White North, joining the likes of Rory MacDonald and Georges St-Pierre.


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