As Brock Lesnar’s contract with the WWE nears to an end, the speculation of the former UFC heavyweight champion returning to the Octagon ramps up.
Lesnar, who resigned with the WWE in 2012, has been constantly rumored to return to the UFC, even returning for one night only at UFC 200 to fight Mark Hunt, may make another return to the UFC when his contract expires.
As reported by MMA Fighting, Lesnar, who would still have to take a suspension from USADA, following a drug test turning up positive for clomiphene and was suspended by USADA, may be ready for a return according to his friend and advocate in the WWE, Paul Heyman.
“I think Brock Lesnar does whatever Brock Lesnar wants to do,” said Heyman. “If Brock Lesnar wants to fight in UFC, Brock Lesnar will fight in UFC. If Brock Lesnar wants to fight in WWE, he will fight in WWE. Ask Braun Strowman, ask Randy Orton, ask ‘The Undertaker,’ Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do.”
Following the failed drug test for his fight at UFC 200, Lesnar was handed a one year suspension, but removed himself from the testing pool. Leaving the testing pool, froze the current WWE Universal champion’s suspension until re-enters the pool. Lesnar still has six months left on his suspension, which means he has until May to re-enter to fight in 2018.
Heyman believes that the time off from MMA, and his limited schedule with the WWE, has allowed him to better take care of his body and avoid the pitfalls of continuous training camps and weight cuts, and that he would be healthier than ever.
“The time away actually makes him better because it gives his body gets a chance to heal,” said Heyman.
“The problem with these UFC fighters – and they are all fantastic athletes, top of the line in the entire world – is that they wear their body’s down in these training camps. All these guys that are cutting weight are just destroying their own bodies. Brock Lesnar is probably the healthiest fighter to enter UFC if he decides to do that.”
Original Story: MMA Fighting