White Confirms Lesnar To Return To UFC
While Brock Lesnar will be competing in New Orleans this weekend at WWE’s Wrestlemania 34, UFC President Dana White confirmed that the former heavyweight champion will be returning to the Octagon.
During an appearance on UFC Tonight on Wednesday, host Daniel Cormier asked Dana White if the current WWE Universal champion and affirmed it.
“Yeah, Brock Lesnar’s coming back,” White said. “I don’t know when, but yes he is.”
Even though Lesnar has been competing for the WWE since 2012, he returned to the Octagon in 2016 to face Mark Hunt at UFC 200. Following the fight, his win would be overturned due to two failed post fight drug tests. Lesnar would be suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but retire in February 2017, with six months remaining on his supension.
While Lesnar can sign with the UFC immediately, but would have to wait till October to fight again. One option could be a deal where he works with both the WWE and UFC, but it is unknown if that deal would fly for both White and WWE CEO Vince McMahon. While most believe Lesnar’s last night with the WWE will be on April 7th, the WWE is in the midst of negotiating a new television rights deal, and may look to keep Lesnar to prop up the value, coupled with the signing of Ronda Rousey.
Original Story: MMA Fighting