Dana White Says Chances are ‘Very Good’ Brock Lesnar Returns to the UFC
Brock Lesnar’s fighting career may not be done yet.
The former heavyweight champion was photographed alongside UFC president Dana White just a few days ago with Lesnar’s current contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) set to expire after WrestleMania in early April.
White has said numerous times that he would like to get Lesnar back in the UFC and now he’s going as far as saying it’s likely to happen.
“They’re very, very, very good,” White said when asked by Kevin Harvick on his Sirius XM show about the chances that Lesnar returns to the UFC.
Now there are several hurdles that Lesnar would have to jump before actually competing again.
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First of all, Lesnar would have to re-enter the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) drug testing pool for at least six months before he could fight. Lesnar would also have to serve the remainder of his suspension that was issued after he tested positive for a banned substance surrounding his last fight at UFC 200 in 2016.
Add to that, Lesnar would likely have to decide if he wanted to pursue fighting full time again or return to the WWE.
Lesnar has been a master at negotiating in the past, using UFC to leverage WWE and WWE to leverage the UFC to get the best deal possible. The same thing happened prior to Lesnar’s last major contract negotiation before he ultimately re-signed a new deal with WWE.
That being said, WWE did give Lesnar permission to fight at UFC 200 so it’s entirely possible he negotiates a similar deal should he re-up with the professional wrestling organization.
For now, let the speculation begin as White now sounds rather confident that he will get Lesnar back in the UFC in the near future.