Bye bye Brock?
Brock Lesnar has been a monster since returning to WWE in 2013. Amassing two Championship runs, and main eventing Wrestlemania – it’s hard to argue with the fact that he’s accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. But the former UFC Champion has reportedly set his sights on returning to the Octagon one more time – and won’t be re-signing with WWE when his contract expires in 2018.
Cagesideseats are reporting that Lesnar has made himself available for USADA drugs testing;
Some rumors started making the rounds recently that Brock Lesnar may be considering a return to mixed martial arts (MMA) for a fight later this year. He returned to the UFC last July in a unanimous decision victory over Mark Hunt that was later overturned due to multiple failed drug tests. Said drug test failures resulted in a one year suspension.
That suspension was frozen when he retired from MMA back in February. According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, he has reentered the USADA testing pool, which would be the first step to take on the road to serving out the rest of his suspension so he can fight again.
Add in the fact that Lesnar has reportedly told WWE officials that he doesn’t intend to re-sign with the company when his contract expires – and it’s looking like a UFC return is on the cards.
That return could even come as soon as November’s MSG UFC show. Reports suggest that Brock is pushing to get back in the running for UFC in time for their big New York debut. It’s also one of the reasons Brock will probably drop the WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam – freeing him up to begin training for his return to the UFC.
It’s not a huge deal for WWE really. They’ve known for a long time that Lesnar has wanted to return to UFC. He made a shock appearance last Summer – returning to compete at UFC 200. That arrangement was hugely beneficial to WWE, so I suspect they’d be game to do the same again.
Would you want to see Brock in UFC again?