Dana White Believes Brock Lesnar Will Return to the UFC
Brock Lesnar may not be done with his UFC career just yet.
The former heavyweight champion last appeared in the Octagon at UFC 200 where he defeated Mark Hunt by unanimous decision in a fight that was later overturned to a no contest when Lesnar tested positive for a banned substance from a pre-fight drug test taken by USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency).
Lesnar was then suspended for one year before he notified the UFC that he was retiring from the sport, which removed him from the drug testing pool with USADA.
Since that time, Lesnar has been performing in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as one of the company’s biggest stars but UFC president Dana White still believes that at some point he will get the itch to want to fight again.
“I think he’ll give it one more run,” White told the Associated Press this past weekend. “I just think Brock loves to fight.”
Of course, Lesnar returning to the UFC would involve jumping over a couple of hurdles including the former champion serving out the rest of his suspension as well as getting back into the USADA drug testing pool for at least six months before being allowed to compete.
Add to that, Lesnar is still under exclusive contract to WWE, although he could potentially avoid signing another extension with the company or attempt to work out a deal with CEO Vince McMahon just like he did previously when returning to the UFC.
Whatever scenario plays out, White seems to believe that Lesnar will make at least one more run in the UFC before he finally calls it a career.