Brock Lesnar making a return to UFC says Dana White

Brock Lesnar's contract with WWE is coming to an end, which suggests not only is the move back to UFC imminent, it means he'll likely drop the title to Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania on Sunday.

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Brock Lesnar's WWE contract is rounding to close, and there's talk that he's investigating a return to the UFC. Additionally, the thought is that he will drop his WWE Universal championship to Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania on Sunday in New Orleans before restarting his UFC career. 


UFC president Dana White essentially confirmed as much when asked by host (and UFC light heavyweight champion) Daniel Cormier on Fox Sports' UFC Tonight.

Lesnar was last seen in the octagon at UFC 200 in July 2016, when he fought veteran heavyweight Mark Hunt to a unanimous decision win an event that created multiple issues, including Hunt suing the UFC for additional pay, and with good reason.


It would later be determined that Lesnar failed the performance-enhancing drug testing. As of today, the 40-year-old must spend additional six months in the USADA testing pool before he can return to action. 

Yeah, Brock Lesnar's coming back. I don't know when, but yes he is.

Lesnar's return changes the heavyweight landscape somewhat, simply from the standpoint that he's a massive star. 


Of course, the problem is that no one is sure how good he'll be this time around. While a powerful man and a great wrestler, his standup game has always been suspect (i.e. his demolition by Alistair Overeem.) 


At this point, barring serious errors in fight plan and in-ring judgement, it would be hard to see Lesnar as a true test for UFC champion Stipe Miocic. But he will be a huge draw for most of the contenders at the weight class.