What Is The Status Of Brock Lesnar?
Things just got interesting when it comes to Brock Lesnar’s availability.
PWInsider is reporting that Lesnar is now a free agent after he and the WWE couldn’t come to terms on a new deal. Lesnar’s merchandise has been removed from WWE Shop. Lesnar was a crucial member of the WWE roster as the company heavily relied on him for ratings and live gate numbers when fans were allowed in arenas pre-pandemic.
Now that Lesnar is a free agent, he has options once again. If Lesnar wants to come out of MMA retirement, he’s likely to get a lucrative offer from the UFC. One can’t rule out AEW, which is the other big American wrestling promotion. Fight fans have also seen bare-knuckle boxing promotion BKFC shelling out enticing contracts, so that could potentially be another route for Lesnar should he want to fight again.
Of course, WWE may just up the ante and keep Lesnar. While Lesnar’s contract has lapsed in the past, this is the longest stretch yet as “The Beast,” as he is referred to by Paul Heyman, didn’t appear at one of WWE’s flagship pay-per-views, SummerSlam.
Lesnar last fought back on July 9, 2016. He initially scored a unanimous decision victory over Mark Hunt but the result was changed to a No Contest after Lesnar failed a drug test. There was talk of Lesnar getting a UFC Heavyweight Title shot against Daniel Cormier but Lesnar told UFC President Dana White that he decided to retire.
Lesnar has a pro MMA record of 5-3, 1 NC. He’s beaten the likes of Randy Couture, Frank Mir, and Shane Carwin. He’s suffered defeats at the hands of Cain Velasquez, Alistair Overeem, and Mir in their first encounter.