The return of Brock Lesnar to UFC has been speculated upon when he was snapped with Dana White on the Octagon.
The Twitter photo was shared by White himself on Feb. 26.
Now White is putting it out there that Lesnar’s return to the UFC may not only be possible but very likely.
In an interview with SiriusXM, White was asked what are the chances that Lesnar could be seen again in the Octagon and the UFC president said that “They’re very, very, very good.”
However, the former MMA champion needs to be cleared by the United States Anti-Doping Agency since he failed his drug test leading to the UFC 200. Before the certification will be issued, the 40-year-old needs to pass the test for six months straight.
The good news is that Lesnar is no longer tied to the World Wrestling Entertainment after his contract expired so negotiations for his return to the UFC will be easier this time around.
The former UFC champ’s friend Paul Heyman told TMZ. “If Brock Lesnar wants to fight in WWE, he will fight in WWE.”
Heyman added that the time he spent away from the Octagon actually made the heavyweight champion better “because his body gets a chance to heal.”
The last time he was in the ring with another fighter was two years ago. And Lesnar would be 41 years old by the time he steps into the Octagon once again so rust and age are going to be an issue.
But Heyman said UFC fighters if they don’t take time to walk away from the sport to rest their bodies, wear down quickly during training camps. “All these guys that are cutting weight are just destroying their own bodies,” he said, adding that if WWE champion returns, he would probably be the healthiest heavyweight to enter the Octagon.