Dana Teases Lesnar Return With Photo
On the night that Ronda Rousey made her first appearance as a member of the WWE roster, and Brock Lesnar’s opponent for Wrestlemania was finalized, UFC President Dana White made an attempt to steam some headlines.
While the WWE was in the UFC’s backyard this weekend with their Elimination Chamber event inside the T-Mobile Arena, White posted a photo to his social media of himself with current WWE Universal champion and former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar.
— Dana White (@danawhite) February 26, 2018
Lesnar, who has been the focus of UFC return rumors over the past few days due to his WWE contract nearing expiration, has always been interested in a UFC return, but felt more suited for WWE’s schedule and offer with limited dates.
Last week while being interviewed by TMZ, Lesnar’s “advocate,” Paul Heyman, claimed if Lesnar in-fact did return to the UFC, he would be the healthiest fighter on the roster.
And while Lesnar may be interested in a return to the Octagon, there are several things that may stand in his way for a return.
The first being Lesnar needing to return to the USADA testing pool before May to fight in 2018, due to six-months remaining on his one year USADA suspension, stemming from a failed test from his UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt.
And while Heyman claims that Lesnar would be healthy due to not needing to cut weight nor be locked in training camps for the past few years, if he were to return at 40 years old, one would think Lesnar would not be at the same level he was at his peak in the UFC.
The biggest point would also be the WWE throwing a major offer at Lesnar to remain with the company. While this has always been on the table, the WWE is in the midst of negotiating its biggest television contract in company history, and with FOX’s possible interest in being the WWE’s broadcast partner, it would only make sense to not only have Rousey, but Lesnar at the forefront of the company while looking to land with UFC’s broadcast partner.