Reports hint towards Brock Lesnar returning to UFC following WrestleMania 31. As previously reported, the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion has been weighing his options in terms of whether or not he wants to stay in WWE following March 29, or if he wants to return to UFC.
In a recent press conference held in Las Vegas, UFC President Dana White claims that Lesnar has informed him that he is, in fact, interested in returning to the company after working all of the required dates he owes WWE. Lesnar’s contract with World Wrestling Entertainment will expire in the second week of April 2015.
“Brock Lesnar’s under contract with the WWE. We have a great relationship with him. He’s healthy and he has said that he’s interested in fighting again. We’ll see what happens.”
Paul Heyman, Lesnar’s advocate, also claims that Lesnar is healthy and can conquer anything he puts his mind on, saying,
“He’s healthy. His body is not spending so much energy fighting off diverticulitis. He’s healthy for the first time in years and I think his potential is limitless. He’s a once-in-a-lifetime athlete.
This is Jim Thorpe, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky, this is a once-in-a-lifetime athlete. If Brock Lesnar ever fought healthy in the UFC, I don’t see any fighter that could have touched him.”
Previous reports claimed that Lesnar was leveraging a new deal with UFC using numbers being offered by WWE. As current WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Lesnar is expected to headline WrestleMania 31, possibly against Roman Reigns. While the champion is set to possibly face John Cena at “TLC” in December, The Beast is not expected to lose the gold until March 29.
While WWE wants to keep Lesnar on payroll, it seems as if he is legitimately contemplating a jump back to the company he departed from in 2012. WrestlingRumors.net will keep you up-to-date on Lesnar’s possible move.
Would hate…and love…to see Lesnar go. He’s been solid for the last three years…but I think that his mega-bucks-paying contract may be hurting WWE’s bottom-line.